Re: [dev] harfbuzz

From: Nick <>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 13:21:24 -0400

Quoth Sylvain BERTRAND:
> Unfortunately, the C toolkits over there are turning very bad:
> GTK+ and the EFL do depend on harfbuzz for their font layout
> computation which is an *really* ugly c++ object-oriented
> brainfuckage (uglier that the glib SDK dependencies!). I did a C
> port of harfbuzz (drop-in replacement), but for basic text layout
> (roman style). Then to keep your GUI suckless, you should package
> a version of a toolkit to allow trashing harfbuzz, or avoid crazy
> SDK deps... This is unfortunately more work.

You've complained about harfbuzz before. I haven't looked at the
code, and believe you that it's bad, but good international text
layout is important and tricky, so might it not be a better idea to
clean up harfbuzz than just nuke it?
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