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Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 21:25:46 +0100
From: Szabolcs Nagy <>
Subject: Re: Summary of 1.0 marketing plan/scheme/nefarious plot from

* Rich Felker <> [2012-11-30 14:05:26 -0500]:
> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 03:29:31PM +0100, Luca Barbato wrote:
> > HarfBuzz isn't that strange not-quite-C++-yet-C++ franken-library?
> Bleh, it looks like it was converted to C++ at some point. This is a
> major disappointment. Add "opentype interpreter" to the list of core
> system components that need to be replaced... Fortunately, I think
> this is something that can be done in at most a couple thousand lines
> of C.
> .. WTF. On looking at it again, it seems to be C source with .cc
> extension on all the source files. No idea what they were thinking.
> I'd be interested in hearing the story on this.

it seems it has extern c interface

but internally it uses methods and some templates

(i didnt see constructors, destructors, exceptions
nor any libstdc++ dependency so it's mostly c with
minor c++ syntax sugar)

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