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Re: COM (or similar) in games

Jorrit Tyberghein wrote:

> > I ask that, because I was very interested in Mozilla's XPCOM, but it
> > dependent on the NSPR (Netscape Portable Runtime), which I deemed too
> > heavy to bring in a game... I was underway to make my own "XPCOM-Lite"
> > for my gaming endeavors, but that might help me out... :-)
> You might also want to take a look at what one of my CS members is doing. He
> has taken the Crystal Space COM code and is now busy converting it to a more
> general and full-featured COM library for Linux.

Hm, here's a question (not criticism !), will the end result not be too heavyweight
I mean, normally an SDK is the bottom layer of your project : unless it's a full
framework, you just take your code and plug an SDK into it to get good
rendering support (in this case).  However when it uses COM, and COM is
not provided by the OS, there'll have to be a layer which overlooks
everything.  Wouldn't that turn CS into a really big thing to deal with if you
want to use it into your code ?...

Ending up with XPCom again so to speak.


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