[bittorrent] Introductory/endgame algorithms

Elliott Mitchell ehem at m5p.com
Fri Sep 30 03:46:18 EDT 2005


>From: Olaf van der Spek <olafvdspek at gmail.com>
> On 9/30/05, Elliott Mitchell <ehem at m5p.com> wrote:
> > > http://libtorrent.rakshasa.no/
> >
> > Unfortunately two issues here. First, http://libtorrent.sourceforge.net/,
> > there is already a library of the same name out there. Second, despite
> > claims to the contrary, the world is not ruled by C++, quite a few new
> > things are written in C. Just because you're using C, doesn't mean you
> > aren't doing OO (sorry, rant time there).
> 
> But what's the reason to use C instead of C++ in that case?

Slightly better performance. I'm less concerned about the language, than
the API; make sure it is usable from C.


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