[REBOL] Re: Slight Rebol performace comparison ...
From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 14-Jun-2001 19:38
On 13-Giu-01, you wrote:
JN>> I think this is the problem, Joel. Other languages tend to
JN>> be so much more complicated that the programmer usually does
JN>> not care about this kind of details.
JN> That wasn't my experience. Changing the buffering discipline
JN> for the tests I mentioned earlier required altering only a
JN> couple of lines of code.
Well, certainly it depends a lot on the languages and on the
libraries you are using. Or better, maybe I should say it's a
matter of the environment you are using. Sometimes there are so
much layers, that you can't even guess what's really going on.
Also, I'm sure most of the people on this list would write very
good code in any language. It's just that REBOL makes people think
in different terms, and makes them writing better (simpler) code.
JN> It's not possible for me to talk about "better" unless I know
JN> what yardstick we're using. Run time? Development time? Ease
You're absolutely right. I think I usually mean "more elegant,
simpler" when I say "better". Simpler means that you have complete
control on it; more elegant means that it is more readable,
smaller and faster, and that it has been written with some
Gabriele Santilli <[giesse--writeme--com]> - Amigan - REBOL programmer
Amiga Group Italia sez. L'Aquila -- http://www.amyresource.it/AGI/