Hacker News new | comments | show | ask | jobs | submit login

And ruby, python, js could focus on optimizing some frequently used core class methods (strings, arrays) and it'll save the earth billions of dollars, will help the environment and some national economies.

They do, but of course, it also needs to be generic enough.

But you can optimize their usage in your code.

They probably could save that amount of money by maybe trying different machines/providers.

I wonder what's the annual worldwide cost of parsing XML for example.

Or you can use C++ and not worry that your abstractions will cost you measurably in execution time. Of course, there's other disadvantages, but ...

Yeah... No thanks

Unless it's for something very specific, of course.

Applications are open for YC Summer 2018

Guidelines | FAQ | Support | API | Security | Lists | Bookmarklet | Legal | Apply to YC | Contact