The Emperor's New Desktop
I still think KDE4 sucks enormous quantities of shit.
Xerces-C++ is a conspiracy to make C++ look bad
Xerces-C++ sucks even more shit. Writing a C++ API with unclear memory-ownership semantics was pretty dumb a decade ago. It just makes you look idiotic in 2009. Dynamic memory management in C++ is a solved problem. Requiring explicit calls to release memory at scope exit can be attributed to stupidity, but not providing an RAII type to restore some sanity to the API begins to look like malice.
diary of micro hacks
I had hoped to update GCC's
friends to also serve as
breaking them and having to back out my changes a few weeks
ago) but I didn't get any hacking done over twixtmas, except
some small changes to the GCC manual and some largely
to the non-functional
Last week I updated the RPM spec files I wrote for STLsoft & Pantheios RPMs for Fedora. They're closer to the Fedora packaging guidelines now, and all my STLsoft patches have been accepted upstream which makes life simpler.
If I get time I might release some C++ container templates I
worm::set<T> and non-unique counterparts,
which provide a similar
interface to the standard associative containers
but implemented using sorted
have random-access iterators and better memory locality, but
sacrifice the nice iterator invalidation rules of the
standard associative containers. I need to remove some sharp
edges and figure out whether I can keep the same interface w.r.t
const and ordering invariants, or whether I need to
make them immutable to
prevent self-inflicted gunshot wounds to the foot.