[Thunar-dev] Thunar-dev Digest, Vol 4, Issue 13

Emil Jacobs q.collective at gmail.com
Tue May 31 23:51:43 CEST 2005

On 5/31/05, Edscott Wilson Garcia <edscott at xfce.org> wrote:
> About python? I really have my doubts. Please look at the old posts for
> the "CLAW" file manager (another alternative to Xffm) which was
> programmed in python. The main complaint was that it was *too* slow.

I tried googling for it, but I only find dead links. Are there still
copies around?

> Being slow does not fit in with the "everything goes faster" slogan. If
> python (or whatever) was better than C, why in earth would Linus use C
> for the kernel? Just something to thing about.

Ofcourse you code the kernel in C, it needs that speed.
But coding every userland app, like a filemanager, in C is just
slowing down development.
Coding stuff in a higher level language could speed up the proces.
And is python (albeit just an example ofcourse) really that slow? I
barely notice any difference between a python and a C app, but maybe
that is different for a slower machine (I have a 2400+ and 1G ram :P)


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