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narvi at haldjas.folklore.ee
Fri Mar 5 05:51:45 PST 2004
On Fri, 5 Mar 2004, Daniela wrote:
> On Thursday 04 March 2004 23:12, Johnson David wrote:
> > On Thursday 04 March 2004 02:40 pm, Daniela wrote:
> > > Cross platform applications are slower than apps that are optimized
> > > for one particular platform. I know what I'm speaking of. What are
> > > the extended features of a platform good for, when you can't use them
> > > because another platform doesn't have them?
> > Not necessarily true. You won't be able to perform any platform specific
> > optimizations, but in general cross platform code is not any slower
> > than platform specific code. Three examples: NetBSD, Linux kernel, Qt.
> > Neither NetBSD nor Linux are considered "slow" by any stretch of the
> > imagination. Qt is impresively fast, and is only called "sluggish" by
> > biased trolls.
> I'm not speaking of your average code, I'm speaking of high-speed assembly
> language programs.
and how many millions of lines of that have you written and maintained?
Are you sure it would not be faster if it was re-written in C and compiled
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