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Re: What does "efficient" mean?!?

by dws (Chancellor)
on Jan 15, 2002 at 23:45 UTC ( #139006=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??

in reply to What does "efficient" mean?!?

For performance tuning, nothing beats having your hands on a working system. A tool/language that is more effective for development can get you to a working system faster, leaving you more time to study and profile. And often times that's enough to win out over a more CPU/RAM efficient language that takes longer to develop with.

In my career I've seen Smalltalk systems win out over C++ systems, either by outperforming them or by actually finishing ("We could never have build this with C++"); and I've seen a 100KLOC Perl application server win out over Java.

Getting there first can give you a big advantage.

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