A guy whose evidence is "I've seen stats", without linking to them shouldn't be lecturing about hard evidence.
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On PC platforms perhaps. Not on server platforms.
Dominance where exactly? A helluva lot of Windows development is still done in C/C++. Java still has massive penetration in the enterprise. I'll admit that
It's stupid if you're benchmarking relative efficiency -- it's not an efficient implementation (and you'll have no trouble finding explanations for why the Python and Java code they wrote, while simpler, is not efficient).
As long as that's all you're using it for!
I bought lots of stuff off of RadioShack back in ye olden days. Two computers (an MC-10 and a CoCo3), several game ROMs, two printers, a one-sided floppy drive, OS/9 level 2, and dozens of doo-dads for various projects.
So yeah, if RadioShack wants to sell the fact that I bought a TP-10 thermal printer back in 1983, then go to town!
And this is why we should not teach CS101 in Java or Python. If they'd been forced to use C this whole experiment would have turned out differently.
Not at all. If you wrote your C in memory string handling as stupidly as they wrote the Python and Java you will still get worse performance in C (e.g. each iteration malloc a new string and then strcpy and strcat into it, and free the old string; compared to buffered file writes you'll lose). It's about failing to understand how to write efficient code, not about which language you chose.
In the long run, the best method is to admit that large portions of California are simply not arable, not without basically robbing every drop of water to be found for about half a million square miles.
Kindly shove that race card up your ass.
Where do you think he pulled it out of?
Or why not use PostgreSQL?
Why shouldn't it be a show stopper. If XML is important, why shouldn't someone use a product that already delivers the goods, as opposed to one where the defense is "Well, just write something, or go look on Sourceforge and see if you get lucky!"
There's this little matter of having to run Windows. Not very bloody useful, particularly on production servers, unless you want to a. buy a Windows Server license ($$$) and SQL Server licenses ($$$).
Whereas I can install a Linux or BSD server, throw PostgreSQL or MySQL on it and the cost is the hardware and my time. If I need to add more infrastructure, again it's my cost and my time.
Translation: It has limits that renders it useless on production servers.
Hertz: "We have no plans to use the cameras!"
Consumers: "Thank goodness! We were worried!"
Hertz: "Well, shit, it looks like we've got a plan!"