[fpc-pascal]size/speed/compiler - Was:another fpc RAD: MSEide

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Thu Apr 20 09:20:25 CEST 2006

On Thu, 20 Apr 2006, Jeff Miller wrote:

>>>  3. speed - not a big deal. Hardware cheap enough.
>> Speed definitely does matter for some apps: application servers,
>> database servers etc. So you can't generalize this.
> I'll have to agree with the second comment, not the first.
> I use fpc for statistical simulation programs, many of which run
> for 6 weeks or more (with different pieces of the simulation
> running in parallel on 6-8 different PCs).  From my experience
> with interpreted systems, these projects would take _years_
> on the even fastest of those.


Try DNA sequencing with an interpreted system. You'd probably
need a time which must be expressed using cosmic scales, something
like the age of the universe ;)


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