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Comment: Re:Huh? (Score 4, Interesting) 371

by smcdow (#44457841) Attached to: Using Java In Low Latency Environments

The article suggest that one solution is to simply not do GC until the end of the trading day. I have to admit that's a good pragmatic solution, certainly so for HF prop traders.

Not enough memory on your servers? Add more. Still not enough? Add even more. The cost would be a pittance for any prop trading company worth its salt.

Comment: embedding/extending (Score 1) 404

built-in support for concurrent programming for multicore computers, very friendly C programming interfaces for embedding and extending, a LLVM-based JIT compiler, a Clang-based module for embedding C/C++ codes in Dao, and a Clang-based tool for automatic binding generation from C/C++ header files

I don't know the first thing about Dao, but I'm always interested in any environment that makes embedding/extending easier. When you're working with a 15 year old code base, it's a lot cheaper to embed existing libraries into a new system than it is to re-write them. (Or, add new capabilities to a old system via extending).

Alas, there has never been a language where this capability doesn't end up being an absolute CM nightmare.

Comment: Re:School v. Reality (Score 1) 292

by smcdow (#42370319) Attached to: Real World Code Sucks

See, you want the ones that write quality code and test-drive the crap out of everything so they don't have to put in 15 hour days to make the latest milestone.

Yes, exactly. So that when the inevitable mid-project changes to requirements, scope, and/or milestones happen, they'll be better able to cope with throwing away all that up-front planning and preparation -- and start working 15 hour per day to meet the new deadlines.

Comment: Look, someone has to say it... (Score 3, Insightful) 510

by smcdow (#39383805) Attached to: Van Rossum: Python Not Too Slow

Integrated multi-language solutions are teh suck.

I know that Python is much better than a lot of other languages for integrating C/C++ code. But in the end, if you're doing production systems, you'll end up getting bitten by some unforeseen incompatibility caused by some upgrade somewhere.

It will happen.

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