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From Bryan Duxbury <>
Subject Re: Windows support
Date Fri, 13 Feb 2009 20:34:55 GMT
I think it would be a lot more challenging to write one C/C++  
extension to rule them all that worked in every client language. If  
you want to make a new protocol, yes, you'll have to write the code  
in every client language that you care to use it from. The new  
Compact Protocol is an example of this. I created the Java  
implementation to serve as the reference, and myself and others will  
provide other language implementations as it's needed.


On Feb 13, 2009, at 12:27 PM, Zhan Xu wrote:

> Mark,
> Thanks for the info.
> Does it mean that if I want to extend the message delivery
> implementation (e.g. add a new protocol), I have to do the similar
> extension multiple times against each language? That's kinda awful...
> Zhan Xu
> On 2/13/09, Mark Slee <> wrote:
>> The individual language runtime libraries are currently independent.
>>  Java/perl/php/etc. do not call into the C++ libraries for message  
>> delivery.
>>  Rather, they implement message deliviery using the standard I/O  
>> packages
>>  available in each language.
>>  ----- Original Message -----
>>  From: "Zhan Xu" <>
>>  To: <>
>>  Sent: Friday, February 13, 2009 11:02 AM
>>  Subject: Re: Windows support
>>  All (Hannes, Jérémie, David, Esteve and others)
>>  Thanks a lot for the valuable feedbacks! Sounds like there are
>>  requests/thoughts for Windows support and the community already had
>>  some initial tries for it.
>>  While browsing the source, I found there are some C#
>>  codes($thrift/lib/csharp/src) with real implementation (TSocket,
>>  TBufferedTransport ...) Does that means the Windows issue is just  
>> for
>>  C++ run-time library but C# does not have the problem since it's not
>>  using C/C++ system calls?
>>  This observation leads me to a further question -- what's the
>>  relationship between the java/perl/php run-time libraries to the c++
>>  run-time library? Are those java/perl/php libraries standalone, or
>>  they call the c++ run-time libraries to do the real message  
>> delivery?
>>  Zhan Xu

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