[Python-3000] Premature optimization and all that

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 11:46:57 CEST 2006

Guido van Rossum wrote:
> Over lunch with Neal we came upon the topic of optimization and Python 3000.
> It is our strong opinion that in this stage of the Py3k project we
> should focus on getting the new language spec and implementation
> feature-complete, without worrying much about optimizations.

+1 here - this sounds like an excellent plan to me.

Step 1: Make it work
Step 2: Make it work fast

I've made life difficult for myself a few times by trying to do step 2 without 
doing step 1 first :)


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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