Re: beagle implementation in C

Dudes, April Fools joke! :-D

On 4/1/07, Peter Bruhn Andersen <bruhn andersen webspeed dk> wrote:
Well, to me that is just as bad as it gets. I left C a long time ago and
don't want to go back that road again. Your decision will certainly keep
me away from Beagle now.
It might be that I'm a minority in hoping that you would stick with Mono
but nevertheless I'll ask you to reconsider.


Debajyoti Bera wrote:
> Hey all,
>       Recently there has been an increase of beagle memory related and crash bugs.
> It is increasingly getting difficult to fix such bugs so I (we?) have decided
> to re-implement beagle in C. That will allow us to do precise memory
> allocation and de-allocation leading to better memory behaviour. Also, we
> will be able to debug using good old gdb.
>       Implementing the whole of beagle in C will be extremely tedious. Fortunately,
> there exists a C port of lucene (clucene, IIRC) that we can make use of. As
> of now, I will go ahead and implement the core parts. Depending on how it
> goes, the filters and backends will be implemented in C or some scripting
> language (not decided between python and ruby).
>       I plan to have a working implemenation at
> by 06/31/07. Watch the space. I will
> probably also blog about it (if possible with figures comparing regular and
> c-beagle).
>       This will cut down my time with the regular beagle but I will be checking the
> bugs and mails. It will be a lot of work (and its a bit late for GSoC) so a
> any volunteers will be very helpful.
> Thanks,
> - dBera

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