LCA: Lessons from 30 years of Sendmail
Posted Feb 5, 2011 17:10 UTC (Sat) by dskoll
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But this simply isn't the case: C is just one spot among many, many, many others on the efficiency-vs.-comfort curve. More specifically, it is not on the performance maximum of that curve, since that's where assembly language is.
It's not a smooth curve. The transition from C to assembly involves a *huge* increase in the difficulty curve with a relatively modest increase in the efficiency curve. C is a just-high-enough/just-low-enough level language to hit a sweet spot in efficiency-vs-difficulty.
But you already know this and are just arguing for the sake of it.
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