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I Still ‘Lisp’ (and You Should Too)
4 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 20 Feb 2023
Well, I wrote a genetic programming library, and it was fun to parse a Lisp-like representation from Python. You still have recursion and everything (albeit no tail call optimization).
Here, `_from_source` goes from a plain array of tokens to a nested one (tree), depending on their arity:
Lisp is almost valid Python. The exception is the single-element tuple which needs a comma: (x,)
But I still preferred to use Python as a programming language, and Lisp as a sort of AST. It's just easier. I am curious what roadblocks you faced in your ASCII delimited parsing.
Do you by any chance still have the two parsers? I'd love to see them. If you are worried about your anonymity, you can find my website on my HN profile, and my e-mail on my website. I promise not to disclose your identity publicly.
Do Simpler Machine Learning Models Exist and How Can We Find Them?
5 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 22 Dec 2022
If interpretability is sufficiently important, you could straight-up search for mathematical formulae.
My SymReg library pops to mind. I'm thinking of rewriting it in multithreaded Julia this holiday season.
I made an Entity Component System
2 projects | /r/Python | 15 Jun 2022
Indeed, I ran face-first into Python's GIL that prevents any useful CPU-bound multithreading, with my symbolic regression library.
A decent VS Code and Ruby on Rails setup
8 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 21 Feb 2024
Ruby is slow. Very slow. How much you may ask? https://www.techempower.com/benchmarks/#hw=ph&test=fortune&s... fastest Ruby entry is at 272th place. Sure, top entries tend to have questionable benchmark-golfing implementations, but it gives you a good primer on the overhead imposed by Ruby.
It is also not early 00s anymore, when you pick an interpreted language, you are not getting "better productivity and tooling". In fact, most interpreted languages lag behind other major languages significantly in the form of JS/TS, Python and Ruby suffering from different woes when it comes to package management and publishing. I would say only TS/JS manages to stand apart with being tolerable, and Python sometimes too by a virtue of its popularity and the amount of information out there whenever you need to troubleshoot.
If you liked Go but felt it being a too verbose to your liking, give .NET a try. I am advocating for it here on HN mostly for fun but it is, in fact, highly underappreciated, considered unsexy and boring while it's anything but after a complete change of trajectory in the last 3-5 years. It is actually the* stack people secretly want but simply don't know about because it is bundled together with Java in the public perception.
*productive CLI tooling, high performance, works well in a really wide range of workloads from low to high level, by far the best ORM across all languages and back-end framework that is easier to work with than Node.JS while consuming 0.1x resources
11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 24 Dec 2023
RoR and whatever C++ based web backend there is count as a valid comparison in my book. But comparing the languages itself is maybe a bit off.
On a side note, you can actually compare their performance here if you’re really curious. But take it with a grain of salt since these are synthetic benchmarks.
API: Go, .NET, Rust
3 projects | /r/dotnet | 9 Dec 2023
Most benchmarks you'll find essentially have someone's thumb on the scale (intentionally or unintentionally). Most people won't know the different languages well enough to create comparable implementations and if you let different people create the implementations, cheating happens. The TechEmpower benchmarks aren't bad, but many implementations put their thumb on the scale (https://www.techempower.com/benchmarks). For example, a lot of the Go implementations avoid the GC by pre-allocating/reusing structs or allocate arrays knowing how big they need to be in advance (despite that being against the rules). At some point, it becomes "how many features have you turned off." Some Go http routers (like fasthttp and those built off it like Atreugo and Fiber) aren't actually correct and a lot of people in the Go community discourage their use, but they certainly top the benchmarks. Gin and Echo are usually the ones that are well-respected in the Go community.
Rage: Fast web framework compatible with Rails
12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Dec 2023
TechEmpower has a few different classes of benchmark. https://www.techempower.com/benchmarks/
Off the top of my head:
- json serialization
- fetching random objects from an actual mysql/psql database
- cached queries
- performing mutations / data updates
writing "hello world" as a response is naturally going to do 75k per second12 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Dec 2023
There is certainly a lot of speculation in Techempower benchmarks and top entries can utilize questionable techniques like simply writing a byte array literal to output stream instead of constructing a response, or (in the past) DB query coalescing to work around inherent limitations of the DB in case of Fortunes or DB quries.
And yet, the fastest Ruby entry is at 274th place while Rails is at 427th.
Node.js – v20.8.1
2 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 15 Oct 2023
oh what machine? with how many workers? doing what?
search for "node" on this page: https://www.techempower.com/benchmarks/#section=data-r21
Strong typing, a hill I'm willing to die on
9 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 4 Oct 2023
JustJS would like a word https://www.techempower.com/benchmarks/#section=data-r20&tes...
Rust vs Go: A Hands-On Comparison
6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 27 Sep 2023
In terms of RPS, this web service is more-or-less the fortunes benchmark in the techempower benchmarks, once the data hits the cache: https://www.techempower.com/benchmarks/#section=data-r21
Or, at least, they would be after applying optimizations to them.
In short, both of these would serve more rps than you will likely ever need on even the lowest end virtual machines. The underlying API provider will probably cut you off from querying them before you run out of RPS.
JDK 21 Release Notes
6 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 19 Sep 2023
Being pretty fast for a relatively simple user experience is one thing people use it for:
Sure, Rust and C++ is probably faster when used naively, but I'm sure you'd have a harder time develop stuff in those languages.
Personally I'd probably reach for Rust before touching Java with a ten-foot pole, but people have different preferences for how easy a language should be to pick up, and if you're used to OOP and C-like languages, Java is pretty easy to pick up.
Async Rust Is A Bad Language
11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 8 Sep 2023
> I haven't checked, but by the end of the day, I doubt eBPF is much slower than select() on a pipe()?
Channels have a per-platform implementation.
- "Patterns of Distributed Systems (2022)" (2023) https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=36504073
What are some alternatives?
zio-http - A next-generation Scala framework for building scalable, correct, and efficient HTTP clients and servers
drogon - Drogon: A C++14/17 based HTTP web application framework running on Linux/macOS/Unix/Windows [Moved to: https://github.com/drogonframework/drogon]
LiteNetLib - Lite reliable UDP library for Mono and .NET
django-ninja - 💨 Fast, Async-ready, Openapi, type hints based framework for building APIs
C++ REST SDK - The C++ REST SDK is a Microsoft project for cloud-based client-server communication in native code using a modern asynchronous C++ API design. This project aims to help C++ developers connect to and interact with services.
SQLBoiler - Generate a Go ORM tailored to your database schema.
Laravel - The Laravel Framework.
CoreWCF - Main repository for the Core WCF project
web-frameworks - Which is the fastest web framework?
Spiral Framework - High-Performance PHP Framework
bjoern - A screamingly fast Python 2/3 WSGI server written in C.
Vert.x - Vert.x is a tool-kit for building reactive applications on the JVM