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    I’m very glad she is taking this stance. As someone who has argued on this very site that the use of the word in question Is superfluous, I’m glad someone with more authority on the subject agrees.

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      I work on compilers and did my graduate work on them, and I’ve hated the term “transpiler” from the beginning. I think it’s a ridiculous distinction to make.

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        I think it’s a ridiculous distinction to make.

        Until you tell someone to use a compiled language because the CPU is their bottleneck and they reply with “Python is compiled to bytecode”.

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          There’s plenty of compiled-to-machine-code languages that are slower than python.

          Tell them to use something with finer control over what the machine does, if that’s their bottleneck.

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            There’s plenty of compiled-to-machine-code languages that are slower than python.

            Name one, then think long and hard if you are not comparing it with C and Fortran code thinly wrapped in Python.

            Tell them to use something with finer control over what the machine does, if that’s their bottleneck.

            Why would say a stupid thing like that?

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              Haxe, several Lisps, Visual Basic? All compiled to machine code…

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                Haxe, several Lisps, Visual Basic? All compiled to machine code…

                And all faster than Python, when compiled and assembled to machine code.