[OSM-dev] Rantings about API 0.6
frederik at remote.org
Tue Feb 10 13:29:20 GMT 2009
Iván Sánchez Ortega wrote:
> Geez, this conversation is making me want to rewrite the API from scratch in
> another language.
What shall I say... if you travel a few hundred kilometres
North-North-East you'll reach a little country with lots of malcontent
but well-funded mappers who are happily hacking away at the future of
OSM. I think they're running MonetDB.
No honestly, I firmly believe that the full API will one day be done in
C/C++. I hear the map call has already been reimplemented in C++ to big
performance gains and my assumption is that it is only a matter of time
until we see that in production use, followed slowly but steadily be
re-implementations of all but the most seldom-used API calls.
I would not be surprised if we had a mixed C/C++ and Rails production
environment, with Rails being used for the more esoteric calls or new
additions, and C/C++ for the parts that must be efficient (and that
don't get changed every day).
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