Could Python supplant Java?

James J. Besemer jb at
Fri Aug 23 12:04:48 CEST 2002

"Bo M. Maryniuck" wrote:

> Once I had asked You about 30 lines
> of Perl code for DVD decoder and you just had ignored this. O.K. I want ASK
> AGAIN: do the same with C/C++ (30-40 lines of *NORMAL*, not obfuscated code)
> and mail it source in this list. Will see.

I ignored it because I though it was a stupid and irrelevant question.

However, since you press the point, as a matter of fact, C now holds the record
for the smallest DVD decoder algorithm:

Probably runs a fuck of a lot faster too.



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