Javascript is like 10 year old C code

Paul Buchheit was noting the improved performance of Java relative to C. He tried Javascript and said, “Compiled JS is about 9x slower than C on this test. If CPU speed doubles every 18 months, then JS in 2007 performs like C in 2002.” That’s a very good point. Most of the software written in C/C++ on circa 2000 hardware could now be written with a scripting language. Since performance  in 2000 was good enough to power everything around us, a scripting language should be good enough for most systems today.

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