digitalmars.D - Re: [OT] [I mean totally OT] Re: What can you "new"
- Steve Teale <steve.teale britseyeview.com> Mar 28 2009
Andrei Alexandrescu Wrote:Walter Bright wrote:Nick Sabalausky wrote:Doesn't matter what you're making, OS or not, the choice of language *certainly* carries repercussions throughout a project. Sure Linux is doing fine with C. So what? It could probably be doing a lot better with D.
It's like if you gave the Spartan Leonidas a Henry repeating rifle - he still would have lost at Thermopylae. But there is little doubt that one Henry repeating rifle is worth a hundred spear-chucking wicker-armored immortals.
Sometimes I run these crazy calculations: how much modern firepower would be just enough to turn the odds in a classic battle? At Thermopilae, I think two Vickers with enough ammo would have been just about enough. Also at the Lord of the Rings 2 night castle defense, one machine gun would have sufficed (better protection and fewer assailants). Andrei
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Mar 28 2009