Vincent A.Primavera vincent_a_primavera at
Tue May 15 14:05:37 CEST 2001

	My point is that the end result is a very efficient program...  The task of 
writing much of anything useful in assembly is a chore.  We have to weigh the 
advantages of the speed of a program against the learning curve and ease of 
it's parent language's use...

	Thank you,
	Vincent A. Primavera

On Tuesday 15 May 2001 15:50, you wrote:
> In article <mailman.989935522.30456.python-list at>,
> Vincent A.Primavera  <vincent_a_primavera at> wrote:
> > I love all these speed debates but if speed were our only concern
> >we would all be writing in assembly for all non internet based
> >programs...!
> Not necessarily.  Writing complex programs in assembley is slow; a good
> C compiler on a modern chip can beat all but the very best assembley
> wizards.  Just try writing a simple SQL statement in assembley.

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