[MUD-Dev] TECH: programming languages (was: Re: TECH: STL / Heaps, etc.)

Ola Fosheim Grøstad <olag@ifi.uio.no> Ola Fosheim Grøstad <olag@ifi.uio.no>
Thu Aug 23 23:47:15 New Zealand Standard Time 2001

Robin Lee Powell wrote:

> This is exactly what makes high-level languages potentially fast:
> the compiler can take your high-level specification, figure out
> what it is that you're actually trying to do, and apply an
> algorithm to solving it that is more efficient than anything you
> could ever have come up with on your own, because it takes
> advantage of years of research on a topic you may never have even
> heard of.

Potentially maybe.  Unfortunately, I can't even see how this could
be generally achieved even in the most theoretical sense.

Ola  -  http://www.notam.uio.no/~olagr/
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