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[REBOL] Re: Slight Rebol performace comparison ...

From: g:santilli:tiscalinet:it at: 14-Jun-2001 19:38

Hello Joel! 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 thought. Regards, Gabriele. -- Gabriele Santilli <[giesse--writeme--com]> - Amigan - REBOL programmer Amiga Group Italia sez. L'Aquila --