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clydeforrester at gmail.com
Tue Oct 18 00:33:33 CEST 2011
The DEC PDP line of computers had pre- and post-, increment and
decrement built in to their op codes. Pretty slick.
The availability of this support is pretty much irrelevant to a high
level, cross-platform language like Python.
If much higher performance or performance fine tuning is needed, custom
hardware could be used, as well as customized libraries written in a
lower level language like C, where those operators would be available,
Tim Saylor wrote:
> If your algorithm requires a faster increment operator you're probably
> doing it wrong.
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Joshua Herman <zitterbewegung at gmail.com
> <mailto:zitterbewegung at gmail.com>> wrote:
> Prefix usage is better to use because postfix uses requires you to
> create a copy of the variable while prefix usage is much faster and
> doesn't require the copy I believe.
> On Mon, Oct 17, 2011 at 3:02 PM, David Rock <david at graniteweb.com
> <mailto:david at graniteweb.com>> wrote:
> > * Martin Maney <maney at two14.net <mailto:maney at two14.net>>
> [2011-10-15 21:25]:
> >> On Sat, Oct 15, 2011 at 04:06:02PM -0500, Joshua Herman wrote:
> >> > On Oct 15, 2011, at 3:22 PM, Eric Stein wrote:
> >> > > P.S. Does the lack of increment and decrement operators in
> Python bug
> >> > > anyone else?
> >> > Yea, it annoys me too...
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