Python performance

Michael Hudson mwh21 at
Wed Mar 8 10:23:27 CET 2000

"Tim Peters" <tim_one at> writes:

> [Michael Hudson, on an integer number-crunching app]
> > ...
> > It is *much* faster in Haskell though (like, a hundred times).  I
> > haven't really optimized the Python, though.
> Any old Haskell, or some specific implementation?  I ask because, for
> example, the HUGS Haskell interpreter on my machine is much slower on int
> code than Python.

Oh, ghc.  Yes hugs is pretty slow.


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