(slightly OT): Python and linux - very cool
warlock at eskimo.com
Thu Aug 8 19:45:01 CEST 2002
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Michael Hudson <mwh at python.net> wrote:
> Peter Hansen <peter at engcorp.com> writes:
>> > Actually, Python is pretty quick for an interpreted language. This is
>> > mostly because it is a byte-code interpreter.
>> I'd say it's mostly because the parts that really matter are mostly
>> written in portable C code. Python is pretty quick in general, not
>> just for interpreted languages.
> This depends what you're doing. Slicing and dicing strings, making
> network connections, etc., yes. Doing something that relies on fast
> integer math, and performance begins to hurt. Use the tool for the
> job, etc.
Something like numpy :)
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