[Ffmpeg-devel] SVN dump

Dave Dodge dododge
Wed Apr 18 22:50:24 CEST 2007

On Wed, Apr 18, 2007 at 06:17:22PM +0200, Attila Kinali wrote:
> I hope you have your fire proofe underware on. Suggesting Rich to
> use Java is even worse then suggesting to use Python. Now to use
> Java to run Python scripts is a whole class of its own.

I didn't say it was a _good_ idea, merely that it might work :-)

Actually the fact that it (so they say) compiles Python to JVM
bytecode makes me a bit suspicious about how well it could handle
loadable code.  Mercurial does appear to have a couple of .so files in
its Python modules, I assume for performance-critical functions.

> Haskell is only difficult if you cannot think in a functional
> language.

>From what little I've seen of it, it's the syntax and functional
purity -- such as everything being immutable -- that makes it
difficult.  I'm sure this same aspect makes it great for academic and
theory work, though it doesn't make me any happier to see Haskell when
trying to skim through a research paper.

                                                  -Dave Dodge

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