Compilers galore

Just released, gcc 3.4 and a free download of the MS C++ compiler. Go figure.

I’ve just got one of these (the thing on the right, not the coke can) which is now quietly humming away running my mail server. It is currently sitting on a few bits of wood in my cupboard (the best kind way to silence a PC – put it somwhere else and knock holes through walls for the cables) but maybe I should do something like this with it?

I’ve twice recently had cause to refer to this article on “upside-down inheritance”, which discusses a very flexible method of composing functionality together, without some of the problems of a purely multiple-inheritance based approach.

(Oh, I forgot to add: this weblog is now syndicated over at LiveJournal)