[rescue] Mozilla Firefox

Phil Stracchino alaric at caerllewys.net
Thu Apr 22 00:02:04 CDT 2004

On Thu, Apr 22, 2004 at 12:35:09AM -0400, Dave McGuire wrote:
>   However...Gnome in particular, I've been told several times, is 
> written in C...not C++.  I've not verified this due to lack of 
> motivation, but I have to wonder, assuming it's true...how on Earth do 
> they manage to get C (not C++) code to be that big and that slow?

Simple.  They're trying to be everything to everyone, be a complete
interface on TOP of X/11, they virtualize EVERYTHING, and they've got a
really nasty case of feeping creaturitis.  Plus, they keep re-inventing
the wheel, because the Gnome documentation standard is a URL to a blank
page on gnome.org that nobody's gotten around to writing yet.

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