C++ or C (or both?)
Some of you may have made use of Dean Jones' CleanCode Email. It's
a nicely done mail sender - it's not an SMTP server, it just sends mail, but
lets you specify the gateway or smart host to use, which makes it
wonderful for systems that don't need to receive mail. It's also great
for systems with broken Sendmail that you don't have time to fix, for
debugging, etc. Nice little piece of code, I recommend it frequently.
If you check Dean's site now, you'll see that he's asking for advice about switching the
code to C++. There are features he'd like to add, and C++ is his preferred
Not so many years ago, I would have said "Don't do that", just because
having a working C++ compiler wasn't a given. But nowadays, you'd be
surprised if any system with a dev kit didn't have C++ installed, so
I say "sure, why not". But.. I still think he should make the old
code available "just in case" - in case there's somebody with an
old clunker that needs this. Don't keep it up to date, just leave it
on the download page as an option.
What do you think? Don't tell me, click on over to Dean's site
and tell him.
By the way - if you DO use CleanCode: kick in a little donation. This
is good code that deserves your support.
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