[Biojava-l] Java Resource Management [a semi troll...]
birney at ebi.ac.uk
Mon Feb 10 11:55:03 EST 2003
On Mon, 10 Feb 2003, Simon Brocklehurst wrote:
> Ewan Birney wrote:
> The issues in that memo are real. Are those *really* the reasons for
> your reluctance to move to Java? Are you sure it's not more of a "not
> wanting to start all over again" kind of learning issue?
> I remember very well when I switched from C to Java in 1997, it was
> pretty painful. This was not so much the state of Java back then, but
> more of "how can I live without pointer arithmetic?", "how the hell do I
> convert a string to a float?" type of issues...
True. Probably more of my reluctance is the relearning curve. But I often
my algorithms try to use all the memory of the machine, and if I start
running some extra overhead I wont be happy...
... but, yes, it is sheer laziness on my part with a shade of not wanting
to learn something which then wont work...
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