Still waiting for swap prefetch
Posted Jul 26, 2007 8:28 UTC (Thu) by rsidd
In reply to: Still waiting for swap prefetch
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There's nothing wrong with python (or other high-level languages), and it worked fine on linux systems 10 years ago. C is faster only for CPU-bound tasks, which hardly any system tasks are. C may be less memory intensive (it depends on what libraries you're using, what your coding style is, and so on), but with C you have to be careful about all kinds of bugs and security holes (buffer overflows, memory leaks, etc) that even experts get bitten by, but don't occur with high-level languages.
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