18 Sep 2002 redi   » (Master)

joy: FreeBSD 4.6 uses its own release of GCC (2.95.4 20020320 [FreeBSD]), which includes <sstream> and has a standard-comforming std::string. Hoorah! Since our development where I work is done on FreeBSD and we can't just switch to GCC 3 (adding std:: quals alone would take weeks!) this is great news as far as I'm concerned. I can track down and remove all my comments along the lines of "have to do it this way because of GCC 2.95". This has also reminded me to check if GCC 3 supports covariant return types on virtual functions yet...

bugs: Found (and reported, of course) another possible bug in MySQL. I still need to find time to prepare a test case for an issue that was crashing our web sites, where DELETE FROM tbl_name WHERE column IN (...) doesn't complete. Also found what I think is a security hole in FreeBSD, but I need to do a bit of testing and check if it's still there in 4.6 to be sure. (Updated: I should point out the most likely explanation is I'm completely wrong, so don't panic :)

fxn: re filters in MyAdvogato, I think name-based filters are my most wanted feature. 'nuff said.

Going home in a minute to watch some footy and maybe hack some PStreams.

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