--- Warren Young <mysqlpp@stripped> wrote:
> Chris Frey wrote:
> >> Do you remember algo.h, for instance?
> > No. I've used C++ for many years, but grew into STL gradually, and I'm
> > still growing. Compiler support was usually ahead of my adoption of the
> > features. (luckily)
> <oldmanvoice>Well, sonny, back when I was a boy...oh, '94 it was...STL
> was a product of HP Labs and hadn't been accepted by the C++ Standards
> committee yet. It was written for Borland C++, the only mainstream
> compiler at the time that could handle the advanced syntax. Now, this
> was before Windows 95, so all the filenames were in 8.3 format.
> Standard C++ exceptions didn't exist yet, the std namespace didn't
> exist, the Committee hadn't dropped the .h from the header names, and
> the global new operator didn't throw exceptions. Yes, m'boy, we had it
> tough back then. But we were happy...</oldmanvoice>
> You now know this file as <algorithm>, of course.
Well, I am another one of these "young boys"! I went to the university (or college as we
it) in fall of 1998. My first look at C++ (or C for that matter) was in the first semester
My first book in this field was "C++ How To Program Second Edition" by Deitel and Deitel
got it next to me, hehe). It has a whole chapter on STL. As you can see, I didn't get the
to try it the old fashioned way!! No trace of algo.h, just <algorithm> in the book!
But I do
remember the Borland vs VC++ wars ;) Yep, never got to develop any C/C++ under anything
windows, what a shame.
But now, back to our topic: I am developing a C++ game server that uses mysql. My
environment is Debian GNU/Linux sid, ie g++ 3.3. The application is destined for a redhat
so my code will stay in the linux domain. All of this just to say that I donthe Standard C++ exception hierarchy.
However, I should note that the project I am working on is an open source one and that we
two developers working on this game for now. I bet that if we looked at companies and
things would be very different. They don't take the decision to upgrade to new
But hey, we haven't heard from them yet.
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