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Date: Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:26:59 -0500
From: Rich Felker <>
Subject: Re: Summary of 1.0 marketing plan/scheme/nefarious plot from

On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 09:25:46PM +0100, Szabolcs Nagy wrote:
> * 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)

I suppose it could be forked and that mess patched out...


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