In physics simulations, cad, rendering, etc, C is too low level and lua is too slow. High complexity is inherent to those fields and you can not foretell what abstractions you need in your language. That is the reason for classes and templates. Complex numbers and arrays are simple to implement as native types, they have been native to fortran for decades. Also writing fast and parallelizable number crunching applications that work over complex and dynamic data is one of the reasons for languages like C++. The sole comparison of gnu numeric library to eigen or armadillo is enough evidence.
I thought that the third world bought their technology from the first world. Like USB devices...
You use the "fascism" word without knowing what it means.
The "fun" part is that being anti-Israel currently is less antisemitic than it is antifascist...
Please explain why Israel or Jews are fascist. As someone whose family was victimized by fascism, I find your remark offensive in its banality.
People has that bad habit of dying...
Quoting Finkler: "I don’t feel like I really grok the module system. I definitely don’t understand the class system. What the hell is a generator and how does it work the way it does? I am so lost."
It seems that the gentleman lacks some background IMHO.
And for that reason python is good for a first course, as it forces the students to indent. I am tired of lazy students that don't indent, and then complain why their code doesn't seem to follow the intended flow. It is hard to teach good habits and practices. And any help, specially from the programming languages, is welcome.
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In Venezuela women are perceived as better in math and sciences. And usually they are.
Perhaps they hold the name of their first use. In France and Spain computers are called sorters, "ordinateur" and "ordenador" respectively. In those countries they'r spread started with services like banking and accounting.
San Cristobal was isolated from the internet. But the rest of the country suffers the blocking of certain sites like NTN24. But the use of TOR and other measures is spreading.
Emission and fuel consumption standards can not be met without an ECU. That makes old carburetor or continuous injection engines almost, if not completely, Illegal.
Mission critical systems usually have a set of voting computers. Today electronics is cheap and the technology is not new. Maybe inertia prevents them of building something better. Very common in the automobile industry.
There has been a lot of protest in recent years in Venezuela for several political and labor issues. But recent protest were sparked by food scarcity, food cost and rampant criminality. Even university staff members struggle to have enough money for spending in food.
We are in year 2014, not in 2002. Those who protest now were children then. The Venezuelan government through it's agency CONATEL, has eliminated any form of criticism and criminalized reporting about murder, scarcity and economic trouble in TV either cable or broadcast. They forced cable operators to eliminate a Colombian cable channel (NTN24) because they were reporting what was happening in Venezuela. You know that the Venezuelan government is strangling free press by refusing dollars for paper purchase. And remember, legitimacy in origin is not a blank check for violating human rights consecrated in the Venezuela constitution like: right to live, free speech, right to protest and habeas corpus, among many other.