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Comment: Re:Bullshit.... (Score 1) 133

by loufoque (#47555795) Attached to: A Fictional Compression Metric Moves Into the Real World

very high compression has limited utility if it takes an extremely long time

I don't see how the utility is limited.
Most content is mastered once and viewed millions of time.

How much time it takes to compress is irrelevant, even if you get diminishing returns the longer you take. What's important is to save space when broadcasting the content.

Comment: Re: Code the way you want... (Score 2) 368

by loufoque (#47522445) Attached to: 'Just Let Me Code!'

Good domain-specific tools are written as command-line utilities, and are even better if you wrote them yourself for your project.
Text editing (which includes syntax highlighting etc.) is also much better with a text editor.

Editors are also more flexible, scale better for large projects, and can do anything you need them to do.
An IDE is extremely constrained and won't work properly whenever you need to do something that wasn't planned by the developer who coded it.

Comment: Re: This obsession with everything in RAM needs to (Score 1) 161

by loufoque (#47492723) Attached to: Linux Needs Resource Management For Complex Workloads

Garbage collection necessarily wastes memory by factor of 1.5 to 2.
The collection itself also slows down the program, and in some languages cannot even happen asynchronously.

Finally, the most important aspect for program performance is locality and memory layout, something you cannot even optimize for in a language where every object is a pointer to some memory on a garbage-collected heap.

It seems that more and more mathematicians are using a new, high level language named "research student".