[TUHS] more about Brian... [ really GC vs malloc/free languages ]

Jon Steinhart jon at fourwinds.com
Mon Feb 7 05:37:27 AEST 2022

Warner Losh writes:
> I personally like having the choices. I don't want to be bothered with
> malloc/free when I'm hacking together an awk or python script. On
> the other hand, when it has to run fast or do lots of TPS inside a kernel,
> I really don't want somebody else deciding when a good time to take
> a 'hiccup' in performance is...  It all depends on what I'm doing since
> using techniques from the latter to optimize the former is a waste of
> time. The whole reason I do a GC'd language is to write what I'm writing
> faster with less hassle...
> Some days I'm Dan Healy, some days I'm waving diagonal pliers around... :)

Completely agree with you.  I do the same.  But I actually know how to use
those diagonal pliers; I don't want someone who doesn't know what they're
doing to start snipping things.


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