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Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: darcs vs tla

From: Jani Monoses
Subject: Re: [Gnu-arch-users] Re: darcs vs tla
Date: Thu, 11 Nov 2004 12:04:55 +0200
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Jan Hudec wrote:
On Wed, Nov 10, 2004 at 20:40:49 +0000, Andrew Suffield wrote:

On Tue, Nov 09, 2004 at 10:21:51AM +0000, Catalin Marinas wrote:

I also agree that programs look much nicer and easier to
write in a high level language.

This is also a feature of programmers, not languages.

There is an interesting paper by Paul Graham. He has a hypothesis, that
a programmer can write about the same number of tokens in a unit of
time, no matter what language he is writing them in (or little matter).

Not just Paul Graham, that's old news. It's in the 30 year old 'the mythical 
man month' too.

Now that would mean, that programming is more efficient in a higher
language. The higher here means it can do more work with one statement.

I agree.
I think Andrew was exagerrating to make the point which is often missed that the language alone is not enough. Some people can write more beatiful x86 asm code than other can java/python/you name it.

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