OO misconceptions

Tim Hammerquist tim at vegeta.ath.cx
Mon Jul 16 04:18:54 CEST 2001


Me parece que Aahz Maruch <aahz at panix.com> dijo:
> In article <slrn9l4h8v.p58.tim at vegeta.ath.cx>,
> Tim Hammerquist <timmy at cpan.org> wrote:
> >
> >All very good points. I have certain reservations, tho.  I dread
> >waiting for Microsoft Word to startup as it is, written in compiled C++.
> >I fear for the speed of anything of that scale and complexity
> >implemented in Python.
> 
> Maybe.  Maybe not.  Maybe the algorithms would be sufficiently better
> and the code enough smaller that the Python version of Word would be
> *faster*.  You'd probably want the actual edit buffer and the screen
> painting done in C/C++ (just as in a game), but the rest of it...?

You're right.  And M$ code is an excellent example of what compact code
is _NOT_, anyway.

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