4 Apr 2000 DizzyD   » (Journeyer)

  • Monday (late nite)
    Another day has passed by. I've been visiting my grandparents and little (tho he prefers "younger") brother in Panama City this weekend. It's been nice, I guess...nice as being away from the fiancee and one's projects can be. I hate to travel, but I love to move. Weird, huh?

    Gabber is coming along nicely and I've learned a lot about gtk--. It is an excellent adaptation of the gtk+ toolkit. The sigc++ signaling toolkit is great and I have even integrated it into jabberoo. It's excellent for doing any kind of event based system that neats strong typing and/or ref-counted objects.

    Another great lib I found is the Views Template Library (VTL). I'll have to post that link later. Basically it's another layer of abstraction that allows you to view a container via multiple views. Hence, you can view the container as sorted by a certain key, w/o having to actually sort the container (of course, you trade performance for lesser memory).

    I do like C++. I know some people complain that it's too complicated, or too slow, or too low-level. *shrug*. It works for me and I believe it's a language that's gonna stick around because of its complexity and richness. I would be remiss to not quote graydon's excellent summary of the language:

    "C++ is the mecha godzilla of the programming world: learn to pilot it, and you will be able to lay serious waste to tokyo. Don't learn to pilot it, and king seesar will whup your sorry ass."
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