[Pharo-users] Lawsuit Tracker app

Saša Janiška gour at atmarama.com
Sun Jan 3 06:05:15 EST 2016

On Ned, 2016-01-03 at 09:52 +0000, Dimitris Chloupis wrote:

> I am considering making such a tool, I call it "Tartara" and it was
> always in my mind because my project Ephestos is a collections of
> tools and I wanted package manager that was more sophisticated than
> Catalog Browser.

That would be great!

> Roassal is a well design vector graphics API that specializes in data
> visualisation. 

I'm still not sure whether it can help me with my needs.

> The only reason to go C++ is that you want from the first till thelast millisecond of your application to have super performance, but if you want to go nuclear performance then languages like CUDA and OpenCL that take advantage of GPUs superior parallelism 

I believe we do not need such stellar performance.

> Also tools like cython that offer very close to python
> syntax can even outperform C/C++ mainly because of the optimizations
> that VM is doing and the ability to Cython to produce optimised C
> code. 

I was considering Cython in the past, but wanted something better than

> Absolutely and I wont lie to you this definetly increase the learning
> curve, but frankly it worths it because you come to realize that the
> traditional way is actually weird and not a very "natural" way of
> thinking.  

I agree...moreover simplicity of the language is huge factor since it's
supposed to be hobby project and I want to have some fun while working
on it.

> But that takes time to get used to , however if you are
> interested in such approach I promise you will love pharo. 

Maybe, as first step I should try to play with NB-FFI to check how
working of C lib does work with Pharo...then I can work on providing
higher-level API for it and write some Pharo packages on top of it.

> well astrology is not science, astronomy is. 

Heh, that's only for uninitiated. ;)

See: http://shyamasundaradasa.com/jyotish/resources/articles/cartoons.ht

It is far better to discharge one's prescribed duties, even though 
faultily, than another's duties perfectly. Destruction in the course 
of performing one's own duty is better than engaging in another's duties, 
for to follow another's path is dangerous.

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