Posted Aug 24, 2011 8:52 UTC (Wed) by khim
In reply to: And THAT is the problem
Parent article: HP dropping webOS devices
1. Perl and python are unbearably slow and laggy when used by itself. Thankfully noone in the right mind will ever try to use then without wide array of support C libraries. These "fast core" libraries don't employ GC.
2. Most perl and python scripts are batch-mode scripts. GC is perfectly Ok for such use (when you only care about throughput and not about latency).
3. Current implementations of perl and python use refcounting GC which is, of course, it as reliable WRT latency as manual memory allocation. We'll see what happens when PyPy and other "advanced" implementations will become mainstream.
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