[Proj] Use of C++

J Luis jmfluis at gmail.com
Sun May 27 13:09:45 EST 2018

On Sun, May 27, 2018 at 10:32 AM, Kristian Evers <kreve at sdfe.dk> wrote:

> Figured I’d chime in on this subject as well. As one of the co-signers of
> gdalbarn.com
> I am obviously on board with the switch to include the use of C++ in PROJ.
> And from
> the responses so far it seems the community is largely behind the effort
> as well,
> apart from a few skeptics.


I am sorry but I don't think we can conclude that. The proponents naturally
are in favor and, given that they will do the work, that is a strong
argument. However, there is often forgotten price to pay when a code moves
from C to C++ that is the reduction of potential contributors. Speaking
only from myself, but knowing I'm not alone, C++ is an awfully complicated
language that is beyond my suffering endurance. Not that it was really
important but there were times I tried to contribute to GDAL but hit the
C++ wall.

I also find the embedded systems argument a valid one but have poor
knowledge on the subject. What I have read here and there is that C++ codes
makes bigger and more resource demanding needs that those made with C.

That said, and as I mentioned in beginning, those that will implement the
new features have ofc the main word.

P.S. Sorry, couldn't resist to point to this provocative reading.

Joaquim Luis
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