Re: [dev] portable photoshop-like lite application based on C?

From: Markus Wichmann <>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2013 13:38:45 +0100

On Tue, Dec 03, 2013 at 10:23:02AM +0100, patrick295767 patrick295767 wrote:
> I haven't python for instance ;) What for? it is slow. Nothing faster
> than C coded apps.

This may be off topic, but I think you might be mistaken here. For one
thing, Gtk and cousins are written in C and last I checked, concensus
here seemed to be that Gtk is of the devil.

Also you seem to think that speed is everything, which is incorrect. I
seem to recall some genius saying that for every algorithm there is a
way of writing it as fast as possible and a way that's 10% slower but
100% more readable. Which do you prefer?

(That said, Gentoo is overdoing the python a bit - if every call to GCC,
which, you know, people might call very often in some circumstances,
goes through 10 layers of wrappers, 3 of which python, then someone made
a very big mistake somewhere.)

Sorry, just one of those things that irk me.

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