Linked by Eugenia Loli on Mon 10th Oct 2005 16:48 UTC, submitted by Shlomi Fish
General Development Shlomi Fish has written a new essay titled "When C is the Best? (Tool for the Job)". Its theme is giving several reasons (besides high speed and low memory consumption) why some code should still be written in C.
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ShlomiFish
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2005-10-10

I agree with you that the Freecell Solver coverage is a weak point of the essay. However, as I note in my site's containing page ( http://www.shlomifish.org/philosophy/computers/when-c-is-best/ ), I could not convey the fact that as far as Freecell Solver is concerned, not only will writing it in a different language than C will be much slower, but it will also feel wrong. (and it will).

The reason I gave Freecell solver as an example is because it's a project I headed (and thus am very familiar with it and can testify for it), and because I think C is the ideal language for its problem domain. I daresay I was not very successful.

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