c++.announce - recls 1.6.1: recls/Python; major library source refactoring; ready for (re)inclusion in Phobos (with license ramifications); future plans
- Matthew (50/50) Mar 18 2005 Specifically:...
Specifically: 1. The library implementation has been trimmed significantly, resulting in code reductions of ~10% for both source and object size (despite increases in functionality). Download latest at http://recls.org/downloads.html 2. I've now implemented a Python mapping, giving the option of Ruby or Python for recls scripting 3. The function Recls_Stat() has been added, which takes a path+flags, and provides a recls_info_t corresponding to that path. This allows the full rich file descriptor object for individual files, which is very handy. All mappings have been updated accordingly, e.g. recls.stat in Python, std.recls.stat() in D, Recls::stat() in Ruby, etc. etc. 4. The D mapping has been made compatible with the current Phobos, and should be easily integrated into the next release. This'll get std.recls in synch with the docs, which has been a problem for some time. Note that the license for recls was changed to BSD some time ago (1.5.3), but since Phobos is still using recls 1.2.1 (!!), which uses the Synesis Software Standard Source License, incorporation of 1.6.1 will result in a license change from the perspective of D users. 5. A much wider compatibility with compilers has been effected, and the makefiles are now much more comprehensive. (They're auto-generated from a new makefile generator template that I've written - in Python - which I plan to make available very soon.) 6. Updated/improved documentation, for most/all mappings, including the .NET stuff. All available at http://recls.org/help/index.html and http://recls.org/help/1.6.1/cs/index.html Also, please take note of the following Note: This release depends on STLSoft 1.8.3 beta 3 or later. Available at http://www.stlsoft.org/downloads.html Note: All these changes will be documented in the July (and possibly September) instalments of my Positive Integration column in CUJ. (http://www.cuj.com / http://www.ddj.com/columns/wilson/). Note: The next big change for recls will be the total reimplementation of recls 2.0. This will include customisable plug-in pattern matching, search filtering on size/date/type/pattern/etc., cancellable search progress callbacks, recursive search of other types (e.g. Win32 registry, CVS, etc.). It will probably also be written in C as well as C++, to pare the size right down and to make it compatible with some recalcitrant compilers, such as Watcom. I'll be open to feature requests on this for the next couple of months, so please feel free to make them. I expect to release this sometime in mid 2005 Cheers -- Matthew Wilson Author: "Imperfect C++", Addison-Wesley, 2004 (http://www.imperfectcplusplus.com) Contributing editor, C/C++ Users Journal (http://www.synesis.com.au/articles.html#columns) STLSoft moderator (http://www.stlsoft.org) "But if less is more, think how much more more will be!" -- Dr Frazier Crane -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Mar 18 2005