11 Jul 2003
(updated 11 Jul 2003 at 05:17 UTC) »
. Nightmarish, but it's good to be away from the
rats. (I'm ever so glad that rats don't lay eggs.) Same phone number, transferred the same day, but Covad took a
week to set up DSL again. (The 802.11 hub I detect in
easy proximity won't talk to me.)
Zero-copy C++ iostreams, soon? Maybe in a gcc-3.4.x.
But only on NetBSD and OpenBSD, at first, 'cause only they
have UVM, so far. (Linux might get it, in 2.8, in a couple
of years.) Libstdc++ already has (probably in gcc-3.4) cycle-for-cycle speed parity
between streambufs and glibc stdio. (All hail Paolo
Carlini!) Native, default large-file support in the
iostream interface is more urgent than zero-copy (which
doesn't affect the ABI), and ought to appear in gcc-3.4,
even if not universally implemented underneath, at first.
The gcc-3.4.x series libstdc++ will start impressive and
get better from there, and thousands of existing
programs will magically get faster.
32-bit CRCs, still? Why do people still use 32-bit
CRCs in new protocols? There's a very nice CRC-64
implementation in PostgreSQL, free for the taking.
robocoder: Trust me, you don't want
to use C++ Xalan/Xerces. It's irresponsible for Apache
to continue distributing them. Gnome's libxml2/libxslt
work ever so much better, and are licensed compatibly.
Apt-get installed Dasher on my
laptop tonight. mjg59 rocks.
I/ENTP: Me too. It's pretty common among
programmers. The Js tend to become scientists instead,
because they tend to jump to conclusions too early to be
good software architects. A good programmer has to be
comfortable with not knowing until the right time.