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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?

Because:

  • 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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