[REBOL] Re: New competition: do you accept the challenge?! :-)
From: gregg::pointillistic::com at: 7-Nov-2007 14:23
AM> This is another point-of-view: istead implementing code in java and "copy"
AM> it in Rebol, I will get original code in Rebol (so it should be optimized
AM> for it) and I'll try to convert it in Java.
I think this brings up an important point. Does a language allow you
to think in ways that let you come up with better solutions.
Personally, I don't care (99.99% of the time) how languages compare
when performing the same operations. I care about the final results.
When VB1 came out, people complained that the p-code wasn't as fast as
native code would be (under MS DOS BASICs, you could compile to
native or p-code, and even use inline assembly). When MS finally added
native code compilation support, people complained that the EXEs were
With something like REBOL, it's difficult to compare--pinhole
optimization style--since the big picture is what it's all about.