Smalltalk and Python

Simon Brunning SBrunning at
Wed Dec 13 12:04:22 CET 2000

> From:	Alex Martelli [SMTP:aleaxit at]
> > | It's an absolutely stunning language for free, and although not as
> fast
> > | as Perl
> >
> > (it's as fast in my experience)
This site - <> - shows Python being
outperformed by Perl in a number of categories, sometimes by a fair margin.

Not that I care too much about this myself - I'd rather write a pretty
program in Python that works than an ugly, fast one in Perl which probably
doesn't . Still, I wonder if we could suggest some tweaks to his Python
scripts which might improve Python's score.

Simon Brunning
TriSystems Ltd.
sbrunning at
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