Allow me to be the first person to tell you:

1. Welcome to 2000! [*]

2. There's a new Topaz snapshot available: topaz-0.09.tar.gz.

3. Topaz has an official home: SourceForge. So please visit its:

Summary: <URL:http://sourceforge.net/project/?group_id=1020>
Homepage: <URL:http://topaz.sourceforge.net>
Releases: <URL:http://download.sourceforge.net/topaz/>
Misc: <URL:ftp://topaz.sourceforge.net/pub/topaz/>

Share and Enjoy!

[*] Some settling of Y2K crisis may have occurred during shipment.
Chip Salzenberg - a.k.a. - <chip@valinux.com>
"Fleagal. Bingo. Drooper. Snork. They're cops." //MST3K

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  • William Setzer at Jan 3, 2000 at 10:52 pm
    Chip Salzenberg writes:
    : 2. There's a new Topaz snapshot available: topaz-0.09.tar.gz.

    I have a couple questions/suggestions:

    *) If for any given parent class there is only one child class
    inheriting from it, is there an advantage to separating them? The
    extra level of abstraction seems a bit confusing to me. Example:

    Scalar <- FinalScalar <- PoolScalar

    Will there ever be another class directly inheriting from Scalar or
    FinalScalar? If not, then why not fold the classes together and
    minimize the "where did this method come from/what's my inheritance
    path" confusion?

    *) It might be a great help if the distribution's file hierarchy
    somehow mirrored the class hierarchy. An incomplete hypothetical:
    ls -R Value
    Aggr/ Code/ IO/ Scalar/ Value.cc Value.hh

    Aggr.cc Aggr.hh

    Code.cc Code.hh

    IO.cc IO.hh

    Final/ Scalar.cc Scalar.hh ScalarUtil.cc ScalarUtil.hh

    FinalScalar.cc FinalScalar.hh Pool/

    This leverages people's perl class thinkspace and graphically
    points out both strange object inheritance (e.g. Glob) and single
    parent/child inheritance.

    Is is appropriate at this point to discuss inheritance paths, or
    will things change around a bit?

  • John Tobey at Jan 12, 2000 at 6:00 pm
    It looks good, Chip. I kinda get the urge to start writing ops, but
    it'd be nice to stay up-to-the-minute with CVS. Are you looking for
    volunteers to set it up?

    I'd suggest not worrying too much about MSVC at this stage. 99% of
    Windows users only want a binary, which might as well be GCC-built.

    John Tobey, late nite hacker <jtobey@john-edwin-tobey.org>
    \\\ ///
    ]]] With enough bugs, all eyes are shallow. [[[
    /// \\\

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