(slightly OT): Python and linux - very cool

Jim Richardson warlock at eskimo.com
Thu Aug 8 19:45:01 CEST 2002


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On Thu, 8 Aug 2002 09:27:04 GMT,
 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 :)

> Cheers,
> M.
> 


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