The type system?
I like Swift but looking at the code examples I got to say preparing data and setting up a model is 10x easier in Julia.
S4TF still requires either c cuda kernels or XLA. Julia on the other hand has JIT GPU codegen and its CPU codegen has been benchmarked to beat openblas
Source on this claim?
Regardless if it can consistently beat Fortran/BLAS in every area, in general JIT languages have more opportunities for optimizations than AoT languages, so it's interesting to see what comes out of a language that focuses on leveraging this to get the most performance.
> in general JIT languages have more opportunities for optimizations than AoT languages
I'm not sure I agree with this. I would say the opportunities for any non-GC mature AoT language (C++, Rust, etc.) is going to be pretty much the same, since you can just attach a JIT to most AoT langs.
The Julialab at MIT is working on making the higher level codegen faster
I am not too experienced with Julia, but my understanding was that it uses LLVM to jit itself. Since the LLVM jit compiler is also an API available to C++, anything that can be done in Julia can be done with jit to LLVM api in C++.
Then you just compile the methods that you'll actually use with LLVM right before using them.
Not to mention if you want to reimplement Julia's logic in C++ you'll have to develop it's sophisticated type inference, since Julia compiler is so aggressive that it will compile at once entire blocks of program (the entire program if it can) as long as it can infer what types are used downstream, which is why it can compete with AoT compiled languages (it's basicaly a "Just Ahead of Time Compiler")
It might be a nice language (never used it), but there are other contenders with more engineers/scientists support like Rust and Julia, for which the advantages were clearer.
Finally, the whole ordeal got a very bad look from having its main proponent being the creator of Swift instead of the actual community pushing for it.
I didn't like that idea then, I still dont like it now. But the idea in itself is very Apple (ish).
Why do you say so?
It's up to you to choose what kind of person you want to be, I don't have control over what you say.
Best not to worry about such silly things and keep writing code.
In any case, the primary meaning of 'abort' is more general, so it shouldn't be compared to the metaphorical use of 'stillborn'.