[oclug] Re: More flame bait: OO (was Re: Language wars (was Re:
David F. Skoll
dfs at roaringpenguin.com
Wed Mar 13 10:29:55 EST 2002
On Tue, 12 Mar 2002, Michael P. Soulier wrote:
> > You are kidding, right? glib? gdk? gtk? libtiff? jpeglib? zlib?
> > etc... C has a huge quantity of available libraries. Granted,
> > they're mostly not officially standardized, but nothing in CPAN is,
> > either.
> No, I'm not kidding. Try to build glibc on HP-UX. It's required for many
> of those libraries.
I've never had the pleasure...
> I've managed to get gdk and gtk built, and gdk's data-structures are
> certainly a help. I'm just surprised that there's no standard repository for
> the C community.
I think that's because historically, on UNIX at least, a library was by
definition in C. No-one thought to have a central repository.
Maybe you're right: Maybe it is time to collect C libraries into a
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