Re: What about Embedded?
- From: Jamie McCracken <jamiemcc blueyonder co uk>
- To: Philip Van Hoof <spam pvanhoof be>
- Cc: desktop-devel-list gnome org
- Subject: Re: What about Embedded?
- Date: Thu, 20 Jul 2006 23:24:30 +0100
Philip Van Hoof wrote:
On Fri, 2006-07-21 at 00:02 +0200, Philip Van Hoof wrote:
On Thu, 2006-07-20 at 14:46 -0400, Miguel de Icaza wrote:
Mono works just fine on embedded devices, and considering that it
consumes less memory than Python when running Gtk applications and
people do not have a problem using Python on embedded devices I do not
see the problem.
In fact. Considering that most of ALSO the application developers in the
GNOME context are very good at *not* freeing up their memory,
Oh, before you all start thinking he's doing the holier-than-thou thing
again: Remember that I said I wanted to use Mono for my future/upcoming
applications? That's because I'm equally bad at freeing up my memory.
The reality in this story is that application developers don't want to
care about this. This is why a lot of them prefer to develop using
And this is why GNOME should accept and go for higher programming
languages and modern development techniques.
I totally agree but wouldn't it be better to use native languages that
offer all this like the D language (http://www.digitalmars.com/d/).
No one has ever justified why we need a VM given all its disadvantages
(speed - especially when mixing with native code, startup time, resource
usage, bloat etc)
Also managed languages can still leak and crash and misbehave if the
p/invoke is not done properly so it aint a silver bullet.
The D language offers the best of all worlds IMO *without* compromising
on speed, resource usage or bloat. It would be madness to use a VM instead!
(of course its not as integrated into Gnome yet and lacks an IDE but if
someone puts the work in you will have a killer platform than no VM
based platform can match)
Mr Jamie McCracken
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