Beginning programming with Python
gerrit.holl at pobox.com
Fri Nov 19 08:01:08 EST 1999
Janos Blazi wrote:
> > the less time it costs to program it, the more time it costs to run it,
> > the more time it costs to program it, the less time it costs to run it.
> Is this some law of nature I missed at university?
Well, no. I'm 14 :-)
> But obviously, as far as raw speed is concerned Python cannot compete with
> C. Nobody can attempt to deny that.
> So if speed is an issue for you, use C.
But if *development* speed is an issue, use Python.
> Or even assembly language.
> If you do not like Python, use C anyway. Why not? Actually I do not care.
I like Python. Some people don't like Python *because* of it's easy syntax,
but I find that hard to believe.
"We all know Linux is great...it does infinite loops in 5 seconds."
(Linus Torvalds about the superiority of Linux on the Amterdam
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