[Python-Dev] 2.2a1 and Numerical

Guido van Rossum guido@digicool.com
Wed, 18 Jul 2001 12:46:33 -0400

> Numerical Python 20.1 compiles and passes all its tests with 2.2a1.
> It is about 10% slower than 2.1 both with and without optimization
> in executing the test suite. That test suite uses PyUnit and most of
> the operations involve small arrays so I suspect most of its time is
> in Python not the C code for Numeric.

Thanks for the report, Paul!

We'll definitely put performance on the agenda for 2.2; it's already
got our attention since Jim Fulton posted some Zope benchmarks in an
internal list at Digital Creations...

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)