a programmer's nomadic life

I don't have a home language; I hate them all.  I'll use whichever one is least annoying for the task at hand.

Is there a better option than C++ for writing a performance oriented text editor with no extraneous requirements?


  1. I assume you mean Windows and I assume you don't want to use .NET/C# (which is very performant from my experience but as an extra requirement). The only other alternative to C++ for Windows GUI development I can think of is pure C (Win32 API, etc.).

  2. gross. But yeah, you have followed my thought process exactly. Would the OS make a difference? I guess multiplatform would imply additional restrictions, but I doubt it would any options.

    Basically, I want to use C#, but I don't want the framework download overhead.