2013-01-22 08:32:51.926258-08 by Dan Lyke 1 comments
Seems particularly apt because I'm immersing myself in some sub-cultures of Perl right now, and it seems like there's a pathological resistance to C, but also a tendency to think that if we only build these byzantine structures around Perl we'll have a better environment. And, frankly, what most of those byzantine structures introduce seems to be noise, complexity, and intermittent failure.
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I went to an IEEE presentation yesterday by a UTC professor, talking about fuzzy logic for PI/PD feedback control of motors. He was apparently suprised when one students pure C version of the controller was much faster than one written in C# and C++. He is an electrical engineer, not a programmer, which is the other issue: It's hard to do almost anything engineering-ish without learning about code. Not how to, necessarily, but about it.
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