Stroustrup sounds like some kind of Dutch pastry.
> That would be Dean. He's...indisposed at the moment and won't be joining the discussion. But his "knowing" Stroustrup was limited to email exchanges, and it's common knowledge that Bjarne Stroustrup is good about answering his email.
Yes. We pretty much established that he only thought he knew Stroustrup
Originally Posted by brewbuck:
Reimplementing a large system in another language to get a 25% performance boost is nonsense. It would be cheaper to just get a computer which is 25% faster.
Originally Posted by twomers
If you're talking about webcrawler he retired a long time ago.
Heh... I wasn't saying you're a given because you're a great programmer... more so because I said thisOriginally Posted by PreludeHehe... I jes' kiddin'. You're a great programmer.Originally Posted by SlyMaelstrom
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>more so because I said this
>>some cocky programmers ... that insisted they could write more efficient implementations...
That was one of the reasons, sure. Of course, I'm realistic enough to know that I was unlikely to be able to do it. While a few parts of my implementations were better, some were worse, and the majority showed a negligable difference. The result proves little more than I'm no better or worse than whoever wrote the code I compared against. It's a bit of a slap in the face seeing as how I have a massive ego.
My best code is written with the delete key.
Considering that it was you against a team of programmers, I'd say you fared well enough.Originally Posted by Prelude
If I did your homework for you, then you might pass your class without learning how to write a program like this. Then you might graduate and get your degree without learning how to write a program like this. You might become a professional programmer without knowing how to write a program like this. Someday you might work on a project with me without knowing how to write a program like this. Then I would have to do you serious bodily harm. - Jack Klein