[FoRK] Programming language windmill-tilting; interesting? and funny...
jbone at place.org
Wed Jan 20 15:50:32 PST 2010
Interesting visualization that's confirming previously-expressed
of conciseness vs. performance, in some of its newer, server-focused
implementations. This visualization is really pretty scant, but
interesting nonetheless. (Nb., conciseness by itself isn't
necessarily a goal; I'd take 20% greater LoC in e.g. Python vs.
readability. That's not, of course, the only concern... and in any
case, in the sample set of benchmarks used, Python wins slightly on
conciseness anyway --- however at a cost of perhaps 10x performance
vs. JS V8. WTF?!)
There's been a lot of "how programmers from language X view
programmers from other languages" stuff floating around lately.
Yesterday, there was this; how Common Lisp programmers view
programmers from other languages... I wouldn't have deemed it post-
worthy; there are several funny picks but only about as funny as any
of the other entries in this genre lately. However --- the image
they picked for Ruby programmers has continued to crack me the fuck up
(seriously!) every time I've thought about it for over a day, so maybe
you'll get the same chuckle out of it. (Nb., cf. P.S. ;-)
P.S. - I don't get the Factor pick, here. What are they attempting to
say? Anyone? Bueller?
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