RE: ARTICLE: Memory bandwidth

From: Ben Goertzel (
Date: Sun Apr 15 2001 - 10:18:43 MDT

> > In sum, I'd highly recommend Java for small-scale engineering projects.
> > It's a fun language to work with. But for large-scale projects
> (meaning,
> > systems that will use a lot of memory and a lot of threads), my
> advice is to
> > stick with C/C++. Java is just not tuned for such projects, and you run
> > into a hell of a lot of annoying problems that waste a huge
> amount of time
> > and effort, far outweighing the savings in programming time.
> Now *that's* a new opinion.

Yeah. Re-coding the key bits of the system in C, over the last few weeks,
has been a real eye-opener...

> What do you think about prototyping? C++ doesn't seem like a good
> language for that - I was thinking Python, actually.

I think you may as well prototype in whatever language you're personally
most comfortable with.

My first Webmind prototype was in Haskell, actually. It was about 80 lines
long ;>


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