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Re: Using C++ features in MariaDB


Hi, Christian!

On Feb 17, Christian Convey wrote:
> I just read in Pachev's "MySQL Internals" book that C++ STL and
> exceptions aren't allowed in the MySQL code.
> Are those restrictions also in effect for MariaDB?  If so, can anyone
> explain the reason for them?

The reason is historical. When Sasha was in MySQL, STL and exceptions
just were too buggy for us to use - in a heavily multi-threaded code of

It's no longer true. We use exceptions - although not in the server
code, but OQGraph engine uses them. And STL - MySQL server uses STL now
and in 10.0 we're merging this code, so we're getting it now too.


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