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From: "Nasser M. Abbasi" <>
Subject: does a safer language mean it is slower to run?
Date: Wed, 7 Jun 2023 22:55:51 -0500	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <u5rjg8$1dr0c$> (raw)

Some folks in this thread

"I’m not an expert, but my feeling is that Rust is a “safer” language,
which to me means it must be slower."


Some in that thread seem to argue that a safer language
will/could be slower than otherwise.

Since Ada is known to be one of the safest languages,
do others here feel there is any truth to this?

I thought that by having more type information in the language,
the compile will be able to make more optimizations (because it
know more), and hence the generated code should actually be
faster, not slower with a language that is less safe?

I am not a compiler expert but what do others here think?


             reply	other threads:[~2023-06-08  3:55 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 12+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2023-06-08  3:55 Nasser M. Abbasi [this message]
2023-06-08  6:57 ` does a safer language mean it is slower to run? Niklas Holsti
2023-10-25 17:01   ` robin vowels
2023-10-25 18:33     ` Niklas Holsti
2023-11-01  1:48       ` Randy Brukardt
2023-06-08  8:00 ` Dmitry A. Kazakov
2023-06-08 22:32   ` Jerry
2023-06-10 12:33     ` Gautier write-only address
2023-06-08  8:50 ` Jeffrey R.Carter
2023-06-08 15:19 ` Luke A. Guest
2023-08-03 20:42   ` Kevin Chadwick
2023-09-29 19:23 ` Shark8
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