Loop performance disappearance
cpr at emsoftware.com
Fri Mar 17 00:24:07 CET 2000
I get the general feeling that among the powers-that-be, optimization is
considered hard and dangerous? ;-)
They're quite right of course.
I suppose one approach is that, given a fairly fixed language like Python,
that Moore's Law improvements in hardware will eventually make Python run
The only problem with that viewpoint is that other, more optimized dynamic
languages go even faster (at the same ratio as today, more or less).
Maybe I'll see the light after using Python for a few years...
/ Chris Ryland, President / Em Software, Inc. / www.emsoftware.com
"Alan Daniels" <daniels at mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> On Wed, 15 Mar 2000 20:19:22 -0500, the infinitely wise Tim Peters
> (tim_one at email.msn.com) spoke forth to us, saying...
> If you'll forgive me Tim, could I paraphrase that in Mastercard style?
> >Total number of lines of Python compiler code devoted to optimization: a
> >couple dozen.
> >Total number of hours Python users have spent tracking down Python
> >optimization bugs: zero.
> >Total number of hours Python users have spent tracking down optimization
> >bugs in the C compilers they use to compile Python: In the thousands.
> Enjoyment from writing in Python: Priceless.
> (A-lame-joke-that-I-couldn't-resist'ly yours, Alan.)
> Alan Daniels
> daniels at mindspring.com
> daniels at cc.gatech.edu
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