[racket] eginner's question on elementary textual replacement...

From: Thomas Chust (chust at web.de)
Date: Fri Mar 9 05:59:16 EST 2012

On Fri, 2012-03-09 at 05:48 -0500, Neil Van Dyke wrote:
> First of all, sounds like you have a substandard C compiler, and that 
> you must be targeting a 4-bit microcontroller. :)
> [...]


unfortunately, crazy proprietary microcontrollers do tend to have
sub-standard compiler support ;-)

Anyway, if one worries about the performance cost of constants inlined
at compile time versus constants inlined by the JIT, then using a
language as high-level as Racket may be a mistake.

Personally, I think it is a bigger mistake not to use a high-level
language and to worry about those things in the first place, especially
before one is profiling a complete program for performance -- but that
may be biased from a person who usually doesn't have to solve real-time
critical performance problems ;-)


When C++ is your hammer, every problem looks like your thumb.

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