grante at visi.com
Tue May 8 23:38:45 EDT 2001
In article <QM%J6.96455$HF.21774089 at news4.rdc1.on.home.com>, Nick Perkins wrote:
>Things can usually be done many ways in python, and it is
>rarely obvious which will be fastest.
That's an interesting observation. I don't think it's true about C -- but C
is much lower level and an experienced programmer will have a pretty good
idea what code the compiler will generate for various constructs (at least
that's the case in the embedded world -- maybe it isn't for other
Is that observation generally true of higher-level languages like Python,
Scheme, and Smalltalk -- or is there something about Python that makes it
uniquely difficult to guess what will be the fastest?
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