[openbox] Why not C++?

Dana Jansens danakj at orodu.net
Sat Mar 3 14:19:28 EST 2007

On 3/3/07, eveel <ezd at 2-u.ru> wrote:
> Dana Jansens wrote:
> > Openbox uses glib for things like lists and hashtables and
> > portability.
> The C++ has a _native_ lists (std::list) and hashtables (std::map).

Yes, both toolkits can provide what Openbox needs.

> What about portability?

Things like guint32, which is a platform independent 32-bit unsigned data-type.

> GLib is too huge, and Openbox almost doesn't use the all features of the
> GLib.

GLib is too huge? Last I checked Openbox was made for desktop
computers, not cell phones. I don't think these kinds of sizes are
worth spending any time thinking about.

But just to alleviate your worries..

/usr/lib/libglib-2.0.so.0.1200.4  =  596640 bytes
/usr/lib/libstdc++.so.6.0.8  =  888612 bytes

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