[openbox] Why not C++?

eveel ezd at 2-u.ru
Sat Mar 3 14:40:25 EST 2007

Dana Jansens wrote:
>> What about portability?
> Things like guint32, which is a platform independent 32-bit unsigned 
> data-type.

It is really not impelemented in the POSIX?

 > GLib is too huge?
I mean "GLib API is too huge, and Openbox aren't used it to the full".

> 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.

Openbox is lightweight WM, isn't it? Developers should aspire to reduce 
number of dependences to a minimum.

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

Any *nix-machine has libstdc++, but not every *nix-machine has glib-2.0.

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