[Python-ideas] Why CPython is still behind in performance for some widely used patterns ?
chris.barker at noaa.gov
Tue Jan 30 12:14:06 EST 2018
On Sat, Jan 27, 2018 at 10:14 PM, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at gmail.com> wrote:
> More broadly, the current lack of perceived commercial incentives for
> large corporations to invest millions in offering a faster default
> Python runtime, the way they have for the other languages you
> mentioned in your initial post :)
sure, though there have been a few high profile (failed?) efforts, by
Google and DropBox, yes?
Unladen Swallow was one -- not sure of the code name for the other. Turns
out it's really hard :-)
And, of course, PyPy is one such successful effort :-)
And to someone's point, IIUC, PyPy has been putting a lot of effort into
C-API compatibility, to the point where it can run numpy:
Who knows -- maybe we will all be running PyPy some day :-)
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