[Python-Dev] Re: Automatic flex interface for Python?

François Pinard pinard@iro.umontreal.ca
21 Aug 2002 19:31:44 -0400

[François Pinard]

> I finally solved my own problem by writing a Python program able to
> sustain thousands of specialised rules rather speedily, proving once
> again that algorithmic approaches are often much slower than languages :-).

Sorry, my English is so unclear!  I meant that people sometimes say Python is
slow, yet because it allows clearer algorithms, one ends up with more speed
in Python than other solutions in supposedly faster languages.  For these
other solutions, the slowness comes from the algorithms.  People are often
tempted to benchmark languages, while they should rather benchmark ideas. :-)

François Pinard   http://www.iro.umontreal.ca/~pinard