1998-08-01 - Re: From: dac@zurich.ibm.com (Marc Dacier)

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From: “William H. Geiger III” <whgiii@openpgp.net>
To: bill payne <billp@nmol.com>
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UTC Datetime: 1998-08-01 00:17:30 UTC
Raw Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 17:17:30 -0700 (PDT)

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From: "William H. Geiger III" <whgiii@openpgp.net>
Date: Fri, 31 Jul 1998 17:17:30 -0700 (PDT)
To: bill payne <billp@nmol.com>
Subject: Re: From: dac@zurich.ibm.com (Marc Dacier)
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In <35C20839.43A1@nmol.com>, on 07/31/98 
   at 12:08 PM, bill payne <billp@nmol.com> said:

>Java is similar to FORTH.  FORTH executes super-slow on high-level in
>most machines.  About 10% of the speed of a compiled-language program -
>such as Visual Basic.

FORTH 10% of VB!! ROTHLMAO!!!! Obviously whoever wrote that doesn't have a
clue when it comes to FORTH. I have old FORTH code I wrote years ago and
even running interpreted (and yes FORTH can be compiled) it is faster than
anything the brain-dead Micky$loth crowd could ever dream of writting in
VB. Add to the fact that your average FORTH programmer has a much higher
skill set than your typical VB programmer and is capable of writting fast,
tight code (when have you ever heard fast, tight code used to describe a
VB program?)

<sigh> why am I not surprised to see yet another "journalist"

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