[Python-Dev] Re: 2.4 news reaches interesting places

Simon Percivall s.percivall at chello.se
Thu Dec 9 21:10:02 CET 2004

On 2004-12-09, at 15.07, Scott David Daniels wrote:
> Oleg Broytmann wrote:
>> Raymond Hettinger wrote:
>>> * Python's website has traditionally been self-centered, leaving 
>>> others
>>> to have to make the case for their own products.  Perhaps, it is 
>>> time to
>>> change that.  Those who really care about speed cannot make a 
>>> balanced
>>> decision about Python without considering psyco, pyrex, numpy, and 
>>> the
>>> like as part of the total development environment.
>>    That's overreaction, I think. People always say this and that about
>> python - python is slow, and python is not like java, and python does
>> not have static type checks... And what? Should the webmasters adapt 
>> the
>> site to every complain?
> Perhaps a link on the main page to a "for even more speed" page where 
> we
> can combine advice on how to improve application performance (measure,
> abstract, choose good data structures) with references to these other
> projects for particular applications.  This is the place to say things
> like "operating on every character of a string is seldom efficient."


Many examples of common idioms and tasks and how to do them right in 
would also be useful for such a page.


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