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From: Deane Yang (deane_yang_at_[hidden])
Date: 2004-06-04 09:18:07

Mattias Flodin wrote:
> I don't think it would be a defeat to show comparison graphs where
> FORTRAN turns out to run faster than C++. There are many times when
> other things are important than that extra bit of speed. Speed of
> implementing the algorithm, for instance. If I see graphs where FORTRAN
> is, say, 10% faster, I might just decide it's worth losing 10% speed in
> order to gain something else.

That's putting it mildly! I'm willing to stick to C++ for
its advantages even if there is incontrovertible proof (which there
never is) that Fortran or C can do it 100% faster. A difference of 10%
is absolutely inconsequential.

Of course, thoughts like this lead me to wonder about other languages
that seem to be easier to use than C++.

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