A few notes on choosing between Go and D for a quick project
Chris via Digitalmars-d
digitalmars-d at puremagic.com
Sat Mar 14 10:24:36 PDT 2015
On Saturday, 14 March 2015 at 17:22:27 UTC, Chris wrote:
> On Saturday, 14 March 2015 at 00:33:43 UTC, engnieer wrote:
>>>  The problem is that all these nice Python and R
>>> implementations are practically useless for real world
>>> applications. Too slow, too cumbersome, too many
>>> dependencies. It has to be rewritten anyway. (I'd be happy,
>>> if they used at least C.)
>> No, no, no. Your "real world" doesn't seem to include all the
>> engineering industries. I work for an engineer company and use
>> python everywhere for application code, and of course
>> matlab-simulink for hard realtime code.
>> For us, Russel's comment on super structure is right on target.
>> - engineer.
> Unfortunately, for speech and language processing (synthesis,
> speech recognition etc) Python is too slow. Everybody uses
> Python at first, but the serious code that is later put into
> real world applications is usually written in C or C++. This is
> a fact. I know people who developed speech analysis frameworks
> in Python and are now thinking of rewriting it in C++ for
> commercial purposes.
> Python is good for protoyping, but if you need fast
> applications, it is usually C/C++ (or D).
And by the way, the fast Python code is usually a module written
in C or some Cython magic. So it's back to C again.
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