31 Jan 2001 elj   » (Journeyer)

Updated elj-daily for the 31 Jan 2001:

  • Paul Cohen releases his EiffelOpenGL SDK (an Eiffel interface to the OpenGL libraries.

  • Phil Malin discusses his SmallEiffel interface to the Berkely DB Database - Berkeley DB is damn fast. I used it in a project which performed domain name searches on the com,net,org zonefile (the search program was written as a CGI program). We extracted all the domain names from the zonefiles and populated a DB with the domain name as the key (and an empty STRING as the value). Initially we used mySQL (one table with one field) and were getting about 30,000 queries per minute. When we switched to Berkeley DB it went up to about 100,000. - (I've asked him for a copy).

  • Victor Putz talks up the SmallEiffel compiler - he refers to some interesting benchmarks he did between SmallEiffel and g++ last year.

  • Eric Raymond interview at O'Reilly leads to an interesting paper by Lars Risan titled The Identity Games of Hacker Culture

On other matters, received some code for X_CON from RainbowSally (he is keeping me busy and I think he will surprise a few people - keep up the good work).

The SARITH project (Safe ARITHmetic) came up again onthe SmallEiffel mailing list. Posted a long summary of the projects history and current status.

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