Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Re: [HACKERS] PostgreSQL future ideas

Gevik Babakhani wrote:
> Has there been any idea to port PG to a more modern programming language
> like C++? Of course there are some minor obstacles like a new OO design,
> this being a gigantic task to perform and rewriting almost everything etc...
> I am very interested to hear your opinion.

Gevik, of course you're free to fork the project and try this yourself.

I'd caution you that neither OO nor C++ are particularly "modern"
(Stroustrup's objects-on-C work dates back to the 1970's). And that
of the OO languages, C++ is one of the worst in terms of OO capabilities.

If your theory favoring a "modern" language is thinking that this'll
give you efficiencies (either in development time or runtime), you
might consider Erlang instead. It's Functional and Concurrency and
Fault Tolerance oriented features would IMHO be more useful for large
reliable servers than anything C++ has to offer.

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