[Pipet Devel] GConf, Loci, pickles, etc.

Jean-Marc Valin jean-marc.valin at hermes.usherb.ca
Thu Jun 1 16:26:14 EDT 2000

> > Well, for C++, there's the STL (Standart Template Library) which is now part of
> > the new ANSI standard. Since it uses templates and is all inline code, it is
> > very fast, and Overflow makes heavy use of it. Combined with the automatic
> > reference counting ("smart pointer" style garbage collection), it's possible to
> > program without ever caring about leaks, array overflows, ... glib is like the C
> > equivalent of the C++ STL (but more compilcated, because of C).
> That's it :-)
> Maybe this sounds naive (I'm not very experienced with C/C++ nonetheless STL),
> but could Jarl use STL for the BL?

Not unless the BL switches to C++. The STL (as the name implies) is heavily
based on templates, a C++ only feature. I think all the glib types have an
equivalent in the STL (lists, trees, ...).


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