Lies in education [was Re: The "loop and a half"]
On 2017-10-12 14:01, Stefan Ram wrote:
> Many of the quotations are from the previous decade.
Thanks Stefan, that was fun.
> I must say that C++ has improved in this decade (the 2010s),
> and there also is a rennaisance of C and C++ (compared to
> "coffee languages") usage because single-thread processor
> speeds do not grow anymore ("the free lunch is over") and so
> in the 2010s C and C++ are more valued as efficiency
> languages (also saving energy in the data centers).
This is precisely the motivation of languages like Rust, Go and (in a
way) Julia: "C++ is horrid, but C is a slog. Python is too slow for
[insert specific use case]. There has to be a better way!"