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From: David Abrahams (dave_at_[hidden])
Date: 2005-05-24 11:06:26

Vladimir Prus <ghost_at_[hidden]> writes:

>> b) if you made a mistake in your globbing code you will have to
>> ask people to rebuild again.
>> I'm not saying you should reverse what you've done, but there were
>> good reasons I established the principle that the core should stay as
>> small as possible.
> We probably tried too much.

I don't think so.

> Recall that the class system was originally
> implemented in pure jam and was eventually reimplemented in C due to
> performance reasons. The same happened with arithmetic -- we eventually got
> the CALC builtin.

And that's as it should be. Optimize the things that prove to be too

> There are things which just can't be efficient when implemented in jam.

Yes, but it's still a good idea to keep the stuff in the core as small
as possible.

Dave Abrahams
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