[asterisk-dev] Why not C++?

Mihai Balea mihai at hates.ms
Wed Nov 7 13:37:20 CST 2007

On Nov 7, 2007, at 1:21 PM, Power, Paul C. wrote:

> All-
> I was wondering why Asterisk is not written in C++ or if
> there is any interest in having Asterisk written in C++.
> I have been watching the list of bugs and other proposed
> changes to asterisk (fast-ast2).
> It has occurred to me there may be great values in leveraging
> something like the BOOST libraries to take care of some of
> the minutiae that seems to cause problems.
> I am thinking mostly collecitons, threading, string processing.
> If this have been discussed before, could some one direct me to it?
> I am interested in hearing any and ALL opinions!

If you're looking for something similar to Asterisk but written in C+ 
+, search for Yate.
AFAIK it does not have all the features of Asterisk but the core is  

Now, I think the better question would be, why Asterisk is not  
written in Erlang?

/me ducks...

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