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Daniel Jalkut: ‘C Is the New Assembly’

Back in the really old days, before Perl took off for web programming, people used to write CGIs using C. And then when Perl started getting popular, some C programmers said it wouldn’t work because Perl was slower than C. In the meantime, while the C curmudgeons were complaining, those who embraced Perl were building the Web.

I think a few years from now, desktop application programming is going to look more like web programming does now, with most of the lines of code written in scripting languages, and the performance-sensitive parts written in C / C++ / Objective-C.

Wednesday, 14 February 2007