Re: Interplatform (interprocess, interlanguage) communication

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Sat, 11 Feb 2012 22:41:42 -0500
On 2/11/2012 10:06 PM, BGB wrote:

On 2/11/2012 12:52 PM, Arne Vajh?j wrote:

On 2/10/2012 12:43 PM, BGB wrote:

On 2/10/2012 9:51 AM, Lew wrote:

BGB wrote:

if one is using C, then it is either "write some code to do it", or
suffer with a 3rd party [sic] library dependency (one might validly
choose to
write the code themselves in this case).

"Suffer"? The XML parsers for C are well-established, very reliable,
and no
cause for suffering. Using a pejorative is not the same as
establishing a

There is nothing wrong with the third-party libraries, and the
choice to
roll your own for C is rarely valid. You seem to suffer from NIH

they introduce porting hassles:
does one bundle "libxml" with their app on Windows;
do they use MSXML and then deal with having to switch over to "libxml"
when building on Linux?

LIBXML2 works fine on Windows, so you can use it on both platforms.

yeah, it is an option.
however, it is not a standard library on Windows (in certain cases, one
may need to provide for it, or expect anyone who wants to build from
source to provide for it, ...).

C is not standard on Windows either.

You need to get some things.

but, anyways, it is like asking a person never to write their own JPEG
loader/saver, or their own scripting-language compiler. yes, maybe a
person doesn't technically need to, but they may forsake potentially
valuable learning experiences (or the claim to having the skills to do

I think you should very clearly distinguish between when you talk about
learning and programming production code.

The goals are just so different.

in my case, both often end up being the same code.

one may end up doing something initially as a learning activity, but if
one does so, and the code works fairly well, why write the same code

Because what you learn the most from and what is most cost efficient for
the company may very well be two different things.


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