Brown trousers time :~

Jonathan Stowe jns at
Tue Oct 9 08:55:09 BST 2007

On Mon, 2007-10-08 at 21:15 +0100, Lyle - wrote:

> I don't know c#

Well I wasn't born knowing it either. It's really rather easy to learn
especially if you know Java or even C++

>  besides, last I heard Mono isn't the fastest option.

Well neither is Perl the fastest, if you want that then you are looking
at hand optimised machine code. JITed Mono performs at least as well as
the MS .NET runtime on standard benchmarks, and faster than Java for a
lot of operations. However this entirely misses the point: what both
Paul and myself were addressing was "Programmer Efficiency" which is
far, far more important for the bulk of applications, especially web


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