On 8 Jan. 2017 18:14, "Fabien COELHO" <coe...@cri.ensmp.fr> wrote:
Is this completely unrealistic or is it carved in stone PostgreSQL will >> always be a C project forever and ever? >> > > From my very limited understanding, PostgreSQL is more likely to be > converted to C++! > ISTM that currently pg is written C89. Personnaly I think that C99 (standard from 18 years ago...) would be a progress, but this has been rejected in the past because of portability issues on some platforms (eg MS Visual C++ started to support part of C99 in ... 2013). MSVC was really the main issue. MS really insisted that C++ was the future and C99 was a pointless diversion. I kinda agree with them TBH, albeit with a preference for a small-ish and carefully used subset of C++. But they've recognised that it matters to enough people to add support now anyways. I suspect their increased interest in open source and Linux is related.