REPOST: Re: Python Popularity: Questions and Comments

Jeff Shannon jeff at ccvcorp.com
Fri Dec 28 19:25:36 CET 2001


Alex Martelli wrote:

> "Fredrik Juhlin" <laz at strakt.com> wrote in message
> news:mailman.1009544733.30338.python-list at python.org...
> > On Fri, Dec 28, 2001 at 12:27:35PM +0100, Alex Martelli wrote:
> > > "Steve Lamb" <grey at despair.dmiyu.org> wrote in message
> > > news:slrna2nhfo.nme.grey at teleute.dmiyu.org...
> > > > On Thu, 27 Dec 2001 17:48:13 +0000, phil hunt
> > > <philh at comuno.freeserve.co.uk>
> > > > wrote:
> > > > > Python runs quickly on my 300 MHz box, which is 3 times slower
> > > > > than the slowest PC you can buy today. It can only get more popular.
> > > >
> > > >     Well, if you take the measure of just pure Mhz.... 4 times slower.
> ;)
> > >
> > > FIVE or more.  1.5 GHz desktop machines are hardly news these days.
> > I'm afraid you missed the word "slowest" in the original statement, Alex
> :)
>
> Ooops yes -- so did Steve, I think.  You CAN still buy PCs whose CPU's
> are claimed to run at 900 MHz *AND LESS* (so even the "3 times" in the
> OP was incorrect:-).

Yes, I still see quite a few 800MHz machines advertised.  Of course, my place of
employment still maintains a half dozen or so machines in the 150-233 MHz
range... (and Python runs quite satisfactorily on them, too!)

Jeff Shannon
Technician/Programmer
Credit International

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