Python as a numerical prototyping language.

Mark Dufour m.dufour at student.tudelft.nl
Wed Dec 17 11:41:16 CET 2003


> When operations are done on individual objects Python is significantly
> slower than compiled languages but psyco is making great progress in this
> area. It already approaches the performance of C for simple code using
> only integers and floats.

What are the opinions about Psyco being able to achieve the same great 
speedups for non-simple code at some point in the future? Is the looking up 
of methods/attributes during run-time the biggest problem here? I would 
assume that with ever-increasing computer speeds there's no theoretical limit 
to what might be possible here.. exciting stuff, this!


Mark Dufour.
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