Language change and code breaks
s713221 at student.gu.edu.au
Thu Jul 26 13:26:24 CEST 2001
Tim Peters wrote:
> I have a good grasp of what it takes to undertake a major optimization
> project (I made my living for 15 years writing optimizing compilers), and
> the only way we have enough resource to tackle that successfully is in my
> dreams. We could certainly spend more time than we do making solid small
> (localized and modest) performance improvements -- but only by dropping
> other work. IOW, the plate's already overflowing, Joe, and I'm sure you
> have your ideas of what we should drop to work on what you want instead, but
> everyone else does too, and the bulk of the pressures don't push in the
> "faster" direction.
Tim, Guido and others, thank you for your effort and dilligence in
developing Python. Once you get past the crys of anguish and outrage, I
think most people in this group appreciate your efforts *grins* or we
wouldn't be so interested in python's future. I only wish I knew enough
C/C++ or had the proper time to learn it so that I could become a solid
contributor, rather than an occasional user.
> y'rs - tim
Yes. Things got heated, didn't they? *evil grin* Anyone would think that
you'd been talking about forcing ourselves on the poster's virgin
daughters. *Hmmm* Maybe that could become a PEP proposal?
Joal Heagney is: _____ _____
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