Python performance

Neil Hodgson neilh at hare.net.au
Wed Mar 8 06:37:45 CET 2000


> Whenever somebody writes a spreadsheet program in Python that outsells
> MS Excel, C can be considered as obsolete.

   Nope. C will not be made obsolete just because a better spreadsheet comes
along. It will still fill a niche where low overhead is important.

   Excel has never been implemented completely in C. The original versions
were partly implemented in assembler and much of the C was compiled to
Microsoft's P-code - showing that you don't need to compile completely to
native binaries to be a commercial success.

   Current versions of Excel contain at least some code written in VBA.

   Neil





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