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Author Topic: Ask Reuben 6 - Do You Need Your C-Extension?  (Read 4561 times)
Reuben B.
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« on: April 17, 2020, 11:52:30 am »

Whenever I get a question on C-Extension's I turn the question around and ask "Do you need a C-Extension"?  What I invariably find is that the C-Extension is being used to overcome a short-coming in Informix-4gl, and the C-Extension can be replaced with some pure Genero code that we have introduced to do what Informix-4gl did not do.

These are some of the scenarios I find a C library being used for when a Genero library is now available...
  • Reading/Writing to a File (base.Channel)
  • Interacting with Files/Directories (os.Path)
  • Advanced Mathematics and Random Numbers (util.Math)
  • Security Algorithms (

Removing the C-Extension and using a Genero code can simplify your build and deployment practices.


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