Joined: Nov. 2005
||Posted: Oct. 30 2006,17:17
|Quote (WDef @ Oct. 30 2006,11:36)|
|But "it all comes down to what's right for the job" - trying to save a few cpu cycles in an era of 3Ghz+ processors is nuts, and python people swear it's so easy to code in, with less lines of code. And then there's fast external modules written in C++.|
Ruby, lua, squirrel, even perl allow native modules too. In general, I'd say really the size of the runtime itself is more important for a scripting language now than how fast it can perform.
By the way, if you read the sandbox benchmarks, you can see LuaJIT clobbers Perl and Python Psycho easily, and even competes decently well with gcj and Mono AOT. (Unfortunately, YARV isn't doing too well yet, which is a bit of a letdown to an occasional Ruby programmer like myself.)
eTower 566.12, 32MB RAM, 7GB HD, 200MB swap, 1x USB v.1, Intel 810GFX, Intel 810 Audio.
Recompiled so far: Pretty much everything. I think I'll have to do a remaster to cut the growing bloat off my system.