Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 6th Sep 2012 21:32 UTC, submitted by MOS6510
Benchmarks "During the 4th Semester of my studies I wrote a small 3d spaceship deathmatch shooter with the D-Programming language. It was created within 3 Months time and allows multiple players to play deathmatch over local area network. All of the code was written with a garbage collector in mind and made wide usage of the D standard library phobos. After the project was finished I noticed how much time is spend every frame for garbage collection, so I decided to create a version of the game which does not use a GC, to improve performance."
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RE[2]: yes... but why?
by JAlexoid on Fri 7th Sep 2012 14:44 UTC in reply to "RE: yes... but why?"
JAlexoid
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Well, outsourcing will not make you stand out for long. And the quality of a programmer lowers in time as he is used to do it the easy way. In the end, there's a reverse effect of this 'doing the easy way' - in which with the tools the programmer knows (because the lower level will be inaccessible) he will have to do fine-grained work. It's like picking needles with a boxing glove; the framework being a boxing glove, it looks nice and shiny.


The best programmers are lazy programmers(the essence of DRY principle). Outsourcing memory management has always been the trend. First it was manual, then bare metal, then OS'es managed it and now runtimes manage it.

And needles today are mostly in the form of business requirements, not getting that extra 1ms. But then again, you can actually squeeze those 1ms out of almost any system.

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