Kubuntu a dist in crisis?

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at verizon.net
Wed Oct 28 02:42:28 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 27 October 2009, Chris Jones wrote:
>>> e that is C++.  None.  At all.
>> 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.

I'd argue that point, C, if well written, will beat C++ any day.  Only 
occasionally will C match assembly, and that would be assembly from someone 
who doesn't _know_ assembly.  And experienced assembly coder will beat the 
other languages, often by orders of magnitude.  The modern C compiler is 
pretty good though.

Cheers, Gene
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