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Re: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks

by sundialsvc4 (Monsignor)
on Dec 02, 2013 at 04:54 UTC ( #1065220=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks

Great idea:   hurry up and send me your money so that I can develop a new language and license it for any “commercial” (according to Will, no doubt) use.   It will produce “better benchmarks,” yes.   And, tell us all about it, Will, what about the hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in royalties that you dream such a contraption, funded by others, would produce for those of you who “own” it?   Your apparent motives in this are not well hid.

Unfortunately, language compilers are notoriously bad revenue producers.   There are simply too many of them out there already which produce excellent runtime results (when you actually need such results), and which are not only royalty-free but free.   (Like gcc, for instance, or perl.)

Runtime speed is easily dealt with:   you throw Moore’s Law at it.   Even if the machinery cost five-figures in the currency unit of your choice, that pales in comparison with the cost of rewriting it ... or of trusting your soul to a brand-new language system.


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Re^2: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks
by Will_the_Chill (Pilgrim) on Dec 02, 2013 at 08:20 UTC
    sundialsvc4,

    Your capacity for trolling knows no bounds!

    From the RPerl FAQ:

    Q: How much does RPerl cost?

    A: RPerl is 100% free-of-charge and is licensed under the same terms as Perl 5.18.0. This means you can use RPerl for free at home or at work, but you can't re-sell RPerl without the source code and you can't change the copyright terms.

    Wrong again my friend, but entertaining nevertheless!

    Perling,
    ~ Will the Chill
Re^2: Perl 5 Optimizing Compiler, Part 10: Kickstarter & Performance Benchmarks
by Anonymous Monk on Dec 02, 2013 at 08:26 UTC
    congratulations, you've managed to miss and miscontrue all the details ... third time today

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