[Ffmpeg-devel] SVN dump

Måns Rullgård mans
Wed Apr 18 23:57:56 CEST 2007

Attila Kinali <attila at kinali.ch> writes:

> On Wed, 18 Apr 2007 17:38:46 +0100 (BST)
> M?ns Rullg?rd <mans at mansr.com> wrote:
>> Attila Kinali wrote:
>> I don't know why, but I tend to disagree with Python aficionados on
>> more than mere choice of language.  Also, reading Python code always
>> makes me feel uneasy.
> Well, Python isn't a nice language (imho in a lot of ways
> worse than Perl), but it isn't half bad if you get used
> to it. There are definitly languages that are worse, a lot
> worse.

Oh, that's for sure.

>> That said, the more elegant the language, the nastier the implementation
>> tends to be.  This suggests that many of these languages are best left
>> to the academics and not used for real-world projects.
> Could very well be, my gut feeling says something similar.
> Espcialy after having read more than enough CS papers i know
> that these guys tend to live in their own little world.
> Last example i've read just today was STM (software
> transactional memory). They make a "lock less" system by
> assuming that the hardware can do serialization and atomic
> operations.

It also seems that those who design these languages constantly
overlook the need for I/O, and then have to resort to terrible kludges
in order to actually do anything at all with it.  Strikes me as
typically academic.

M?ns Rullg?rd
mans at mansr.com

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