Nuralanur / aol.com wrote:
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> So, my personal benchmark would be:
> How long does it take for me to implement problem X in code and execute it
> in language Y versus language Z?
> In reality, for me, this will often mean: I can use C and a stupid problem
> finding strategy (which is fast, but has to check a zillion things, so it's
> slow after all) against a more intelligent strategy, which I could implement
> faster in Ruby (also, it doesn't seem such a daunting task to start
> implementing it anymore).

Or with Language XXX(TM) we could develop an intelligent strategy and
then, after high-level experimentation, compile the code to give a
program with performance 2x-3x of the gnarly C program.