[Python-Dev] 2.7 is here until 2020, please don't call it a waste.
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Sat May 30 02:40:16 CEST 2015
Python is a giant cache-miss generator. A little performance boost on
the opt-code dispatch isn't going to change that much. If we really do
care about improving python to do less environmental damage, then that
is a discussion we should be having on it's own merits. It was really
out of place, even in this tangenty thread.
On 5/29/2015 20:34, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> On 30 May 2015 09:57, "Antoine Pitrou" <solipsis at pitrou.net
> <mailto:solipsis at pitrou.net>> wrote:
> > On Sat, 30 May 2015 01:49:10 +0200
> > Christian Heimes <christian at python.org
> <mailto:christian at python.org>> wrote:
> > > For performance patches we have to consider our responsibility for the
> > > environment. Every improvement means more speed and less power
> > > consumption. Python runs of hundreds of thousands of machines in the
> > > cloud. Python 2.7 will be used for at least half a decade, probably
> > > longer. Servers can be replaced with faster machines later and less
> > > fossil fuel must be burned to produce power.
> > Please keep your ideology out of this.
> I'm a qualified engineer (in computer systems engineering), so caring
> about environmental sustainability is part of my professional ethical
> standards, not just a matter of personal preference:
> Given the power draw of large data centres, the environmental impact
> of performance improvements to the Python 2 series is a point well
> worth considering.
> > Regards
> > Antoine.
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