Need a new programming language

Simon Burton simonb at
Fri Feb 8 01:57:35 EST 2002

my fave is a C/Python mix:
use C for all those tight loops,
wrap up with SWIG,
and then can use all of Python's high level services.
it is really a sweet combo,
avoiding the baroqueness of C++
(i don't want to write code i can't write a parser for),
actually Python's object system is totally beyond what C++ does
(for obvious reasons, it's not trying to be C aswell).

But having said that, i do have problems with C:
there is no reflection (one day i might be able to parse C),
no dynamic code generation: a call to a (dereferenced) function pointer
in the inside of a tight loop just sucks,
and other funky memory/stack management is just not easy in C.

ok, im outa here
Simon Burton

Paul Matthews wrote:

> Getting frustrated by the limitations and sheer stupidity of C/C++, and
> pure kludges of Perl. Would anyone like to recommend a new programming
> language.
> Preferably one that can be both compiled to native and interpreted.
> --
> Paul Matthews

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