Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:26:59 -0500 From: Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> To: musl@...ts.openwall.com Subject: Re: Summary of 1.0 marketing plan/scheme/nefarious plot from IRC. On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 09:25:46PM +0100, Szabolcs Nagy wrote: > * Rich Felker <dalias@...ifal.cx> [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) I suppose it could be forked and that mess patched out... Rich
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