Can a low-level programmer learn OOP?

BJörn Lindqvist bjourne at
Sat Jul 14 03:49:31 CEST 2007

On 7/13/07, John Nagle <nagle at> wrote:
>      You can sometimes get better performance in C++ than in C, because C++
> has "inline".  Inline expansion happens before optimization, so you
> can have abstractions that cost nothing.

C99 has that too.

>      Python is a relatively easy language, easier than C++, Java,
> or even Perl.  It's quite forgiving.  The main implementation,
> CPython, is about 60x slower than C, though, so if you're trying
> to implement, say, a rapidly changing digital oscilloscope display,
> the result may be sluggish.

But if the data for that oscilloscope comes from an external device
connected via a serial port, execution speed won't matter.

mvh Björn

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