LCA: Lessons from 30 years of Sendmail
Posted Feb 4, 2011 3:19 UTC (Fri) by dskoll
In reply to: LCA: Lessons from 30 years of Sendmail
Parent article: LCA: Lessons from 30 years of Sendmail
I don't mean to insult you, but this is exactly the mindset I mean.
Meh... everyone tends to like tools he/she is familiar with. That's just human nature. Maybe some Perl or Ruby fanatics will eventually write an MTA in their language...
Any decent language has a foreign function interface for calling C functions.
But... but... then you're back in dangerous territory, no?
No, they don't. C won't give you the fastest possible result, assembly will (portability is not an excuse, use a portable assembly language like LLVM assmbly)
OK, now I know you're just arguing for the sake of argument. :) That's totally ridiculous and you know it.
Anyway... go ahead. Write a UNIX MTA in something other than C or C++ and see how it fares. The proof is in the pudding.
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