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Comment Re:Lies! (Score 1) 341

> But the experience is so tedious and cumbersome that you're better off using C++ anyway.

Or use D and help us make D better. It's like a C++ with more powerful abstractions (do you like the auto keyword? it started in D) and similar performance to C++.

Comment Re:Lies! (Score 1) 341

IMHExperience, Java is much faster than C++ when it does heap object instantiation.

C++ new and the underlying malloc are just not as good as Java new.

However, if you can allocate your objects in the stack (or avoid using new/malloc in some other way), C++ really shines, and Java simply can't compete.

About everything else that's not memory allocation, yes, C++ seems to be a bit faster than Java, for the normal interpreted vs compiled reasons.

Comment Re:Good write ups, good card (Score 1) 149

That's not a problem at all.

Some people are willing to pay top money for top performance. Extreme 2500x1600 something resolutions require this kind of cards.

I think you should use one of those performance/price charts, where the 6750 or something similar has the top score in value, as I in fact do.

Also, I only play in a 1080p TV, so I don't really need more performance than a 6770 provides.

We are in a very different market segment than the guys who buy a GF 580.

Comment Re:Agreed (Score 1) 298

PHP does not have an stable sort.

In fact, stable sorts are discouraged by most languages, by virtue of not being as fast as other sorts.

But when you need to apply several sorts to the same data (and it is faster to do it in PHP than in the DB layer), you need a stable sort.

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