If I were to name one thing that makes modern programming languages great, I'd pick dynamic memory allocator (often interfaced via malloc/free functions). Imagine yourself keeping track of memory allocations, drowning in seemingly random addresses, and handling the fragmentation manually... Madness to say, at least.
Power consumption undoubtedly is one of the most important factors we look at today. Whether it's your smartphone, tablet, laptop, or machine in the datacenter, the goal is the same. You want to get the best possible performance for the lowest power cost.
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I have been thinking about porting one of the modern programming languages on Epiphany architecture. At first, I thought Rust is the new cool kid in town, so maybe I'll give it a whirl. But it would require me to implement the LLVM backend...