YATOPS (Yet Another Thread on Python's Speed) (was Re: HELP! Must choose language!)
Yu.Wang at synopsys.com
Mon Jan 6 02:06:25 CET 2003
Seems I have entered the bomb-area :)
This topic should have been talked about for dozens of months.
I do miss something when I'm talking about "speed". And sorry for this :)
You all have your own ways of "speed",right?
All in all, python is a pretty good language.
And it works fine in more conditions than I think :)
Dave Brueck wrote:
>On Thu, 2 Jan 2003, Peter Hansen wrote:
>>Yu Wang wrote:
>>>For commercial usage, ( sorry, I would say it twice ), python program is
>>>simple, clear, maintainable..., but it's slow.
>>As a developer of commercial software written in Python, I have to say
>>that Yu Wang's statement about Python's speed is simply not always true.
>>I would even venture to suggest that it is only rarely true.
>Here here! Plus, there's a lot more to performance than just CPU
>performance. Our commercial Python software is network bound first, disk
>bound second, and CPU bound third (meaning, under most circumstances CPU
>speed isn't an issue, so neither is Python).
>IOW, with some of our stuff we _do_ have some performance requirements
>(e.g. "need to sustain X Mbps of traffic throughput across Y
>connections..") and our pure Python apps meet the requirements quite well.
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