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Daniela dgw at
Fri Mar 5 10:01:02 PST 2004

On Friday 05 March 2004 13:51, Narvi wrote:
> 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
> ?

It would be faster to write and maintain (at least for most people), but it 
would not run faster. C is fine for projects other than fast, small 
libraries. I also like shellscript, but only if speed and size are not 
I have not even written a million code lines yet, as I'm only 16 years old and 
have one and a half year of programming experience. But I love that low-level 
stuff so much that I already think in ASM.
I did not intend to troll around or start another holy war, I was just 
expressing my opinion.

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