Tony Arcieri wrote:
> ... FOR SPEED! For example, you're a company on the
> scale of Facebook who has written a large web site in a dynamic language and
> suddenly realize you could be saving a lot of money on servers if your app
> ran a lot faster. Source translation to C++ is a potential way to go

And in all the world, there are how many companies that have a
web site that large (in traffic)? Maybe not even one other.
And they could afford to rewrite the site in whatever language
they chose, instead of relying on a dodgey translator to give
them an unreadable result.

I can't believe how many people use the old "but what if we
become as large as Facebook?" argument to drive their technology
choices. Like the number of places using NoSQLs to produce sites
that are even less reliable than they used to...