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Re: Teach him a lesson with facts

by adrianh (Chancellor)
on Feb 22, 2003 at 14:21 UTC ( #237734=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to Teach him a lesson with facts

Why nobody came out write up three pieces of code, one in Perl, one on c, one in Java and show him how wrong he is? Why?


  • You don't feed the trolls.
  • Small benchmarks are pointless, unless you have to deal with a specific micro-optimisation (which is rare).
  • You don't feed the trolls.
  • Raw speed is not the only way you judge the utility of a language. The vast majority of the time it's not that important. Issues of maintainability, development speed, reliability, robustness, etc. are usually more important.
  • You don't feed the trolls :-)

(Personally, I disagree with your other comment on an individual monk - but PM is certainly not the place to raise these issues.)

People - please remember the first, third and fifth point above (and note how well points two and four were addressed :-)

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