Kubuntu a dist in crisis?
derek at pointerstop.ca
Tue Oct 27 23:29:53 GMT 2009
Steve Lamb wrote:
> Chris Jones wrote:
>>> This may not be an issue in today's mega-ram, multicore systems, but
>>> what are
>>> the differences in resource usages between different languages?
>> Interpreted languages like Python etc. will always be less efficient
>> than compiled code. Yes, crappy C/C++ can be slower than well written
>> Python, but if both are well written, C/C++ will always win.
> But that isn't the point. He's right, in today's mega-ram, multicore
> systems there is little to no perceptible difference between compiled and
> interpreted. However, the difference in *developer time* is wildly
Bah. I do almost all of my work in Python these days, but I can't honestly
say development time is any different for C or Python.
> If developers want more people to participate in development then they
> should fit the language to the sphere in which they are developing.
That's silly. The language is whatever seemed best to the person who
initiated the project.
> That is why I said at the onset that these languages are perfectly
> for /applications/ and specifically stated that C/C++ idles no faster than
> interpreted language. Give up less than a factor on run time and/or size
> to gain more than several magnitudes of individual developer time as well
> as developers? Yes please!
Really, you aren't going to get any more developers just because you use
Python. Give me a decent programmer who knows more than two languages (at
least one procedural, and one OO), and I will happily put him to work on a
project in a language he's never seen before. Languages are almost
unimportant - attitude and methodology is everything.
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