C# (slightly OT) [was Re: [FoRK] Popularity of Programming Languages]

Elias Sinderson elias at cse.ucsc.edu
Fri Aug 6 07:12:34 PDT 2004

>>><Owen Byrne> Interpreted languages are the way to go for the simple reason that
>>>programmer time - more now than ever - is a scarce resource. </Owen>
>><Justin Mason> Yep: the speed of development (programmer time) is more important
>>now than the speed of the resulting code. </Justin>
><Luis Villa> Depends on your usage, FWIW- this is true in, say, data processing,
>but not so much for UIs- apple and MS have both gone to a great deal
>of trouble to make sure that anything to do with a GUI is very fast,
>which in some cases does rule out, say, pyGTK. </Luis>
<Elias Sinderson> Perhaps, but within a decade processors will be an 
order of magnitude (or so) faster than they are now and the performance 
issues associated with interpreted languages and UI sluggishness will 
largely be moot, while the issue of programmer productivity will only 
become more important. </Elias>

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