Dr. Dobb's Python-URL! - weekly Python news and links (Feb 24)

Peter Hansen peter at engcorp.com
Tue Feb 25 16:42:00 CET 2003

Tim Ottinger wrote:
> BTW: comp.object has spawned threads on python recently.
> It's partly my fault, but it wasn't really my intent.
> It would not hurt to have a few python experts in the
> discussion, especially as regards the "python is slow" bit.

Oh god!  Not comp.object.  _Anything_ but comp.object. :-(

(I'd be happy to post comments about the widespread and highly
effective uses to which we put Python in my organization, including
running on embedded Linux-based PC104 modules with 100MHz 486
processors, and how it's not too slow there, but I _really_
don't want to waste my time reading comp.object.)

By the way, is anyone saying that Python is "too slow to be
useful", or merely "slower than some other languages"?  If 
they're only saying the latter, don't waste time arguing as it's
clearly true.


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