On Sun, 7 Oct 2007 17:08:30 +0200 Roland Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> My preference for doing things is; > > 1) Can it be done with a shell-script? (esp. one-time hacks) > 2) Else use Perl, Octave, Ruby, but > 3) If speed is key, use C. :-) Yup, exactly. In Python, that's what extension modules in C and C++ are for (ditto for Perl, Ruby, ...). You gain raw speed for CPU bottlenecks, though that's just a nice side effect. More importantly, you can tap into existing C/C++ libraries by wrapping their interfaces into nice extension modules. And if you're too lazy do do the wrapping against Python, Ruby, Perl... APIs yourself, just use something like SWIG. It works like a charm. :) Anyway, having a working knowledge of C and C++ is always a very good idea! Go for it! It'll pay off, whatever your main programming language. -cpghost. -- Cordula's Web. http://www.cordula.ws/ _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"