(slightly OT): Python and linux - very cool

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Thu Aug 8 11:27:04 CEST 2002

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.


  One of the great skills in using any language is knowing what not
  to use, what not to say.  ... There's that simplicity thing again.
                                                       -- Ron Jeffries

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