Re: htdig: Windows??


MSQL_User (MSQL_User@st.hhs.nl)
Mon, 27 Jul 1998 12:54:17 +0200 (MET DST)


On Mon, 27 Jul 1998, Geoff Hutchison wrote:

>
> > Java? What will be loose and what will gain by HTDig being written
> > in Java? Will be faster? Slower? Will the modules use more RAM?
>
> Well I'll leave some of this to Andrew since he's much more knowledgeable
> about such things. But an obvious gain is the "Write Once, Run Anywhere"
> Java slogan. In addition to most UNIX platforms, Java programs will run on
> Macs, WinNT, Win9x... Java will also allow ht://Dig to easily interface
> with mory database types including SQL.

There were a lot of classes Andrew had to write in C++ because they weren't
"in" C++, like in Java. Java has a lot of system classes like strings etc.
Unified and bugfree (we all hope). We hon't have to write these classes
anymore.

> For more info on what's planned for future releases, you should check out
> the TODO list: <http://www.htdig.org/TODO.html>
>
> -Geoff Hutchison
> Williams Students Online
> http://wso.williams.edu/
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