[maemo-developers] [maemo-developers] Ignored patches, ignored bugs

From: Murray Cumming murrayc at murrayc.com
Date: Wed Jan 24 19:11:35 EET 2007
On Wed, 2007-01-24 at 15:01 +0200, Marius Vollmer wrote:
>   typedef struct _foo foo; struct foo { ... };
> for the benefit of C++ bindings?  Come on.  That seems ill-motivated
> to me.

Every other GObject-based library does this.

> > It still doesn't invalidate the need for bindings.
> There is no need for C++ bindings.  It is nice to have them, tho.

This difference between need and nice-to-have is completely subjective.
Many people feel that they need the full capability of C++ to be
productive, and gtkmm is not something that you can just reimplement in
your own application. It's a lot of work.

Code written with gtkmm is really very different to code written for GTK
+, because of all those C++ techniques that are easily available. It's
far more than just syntatic sugar.

Murray Cumming
murrayc at murrayc.com

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