On Sun, 15 Dec 2002 15:24:25 +0900, Bulat Ziganshin wrote:
> Saturday, December 14, 2002, 9:13:01 AM, you wrote:
> YS> Slowness is an implementation issue, not to be confused with
> YS> the language that is implemented.
> really?

Really. I've seen C/C++ programs which perform abominably because of
(1) poor implementation (gcc/g++ are among the slowest
implementations available for any given platform) and (2) poor use
of the language's facilities.

I've also seen PL/SQL programs (often considered a "slow" language)
which rival or best well-written C/C++ programs in performance for
particular tasks because it is better suited to the nature of the
tasks in question.

-austin
-- Austin Ziegler, austin / halostatue.ca on 2002.12.15 at 10.28.12