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Re: [tdf-discuss] Re: Java dependency


On Wed, 2010-11-03 at 12:50 +0000, Ian wrote:
On Wed, 2010-11-03 at 07:09 -0400, Michael Meeks wrote:

At least then it would run on any platform with a JVM eg cell phone

    Sure any cell-phone with a vast amount of RAM, and a CPU twice as fast
as those we have currently in desktops might give reasonable
performance.

Ok, perhaps a daft suggestion but the principle is that all cell phones
will have a vast amount of RAM and fast CPUs in the next 2 to 3 years. A
gig of RAM is normal now, it would have been unthinkable 10 years ago.

Personally, a mindset such as "RAM is cheap these days, so let's waste
it" troubles me as a developer.  It's true that RAM is cheaper, but we
are not yet to the point where we no longer have to worry about runtime
RAM usage - far from it.

Just like consumers have managed to find ways to fill ever-so-increasing
hard disk space, developers will find ways to use up ever-so-increasing
memory space (and I've seen enough evidence of it).  So, we should
always be encouraging ourselves to reduce memory footprint, instead of
wasting it.

BTW, I love C++, which is standardized enough, is not tied to any single
vendor, and can generate native code, not byte code.

Just my opinion.

Kohei

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Kohei Yoshida, LibreOffice hacker, Calc
<kyoshida@novell.com>


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