Outlook Express and COM

John E. Barham jbarham at jbarham.com
Thu Jan 23 01:01:25 CET 2003

Tim Peters wrote:

> I doubt you'd need to bother with C++.  The spambayes project (on
> SourceForge) is written in pure Python, and last I timed it scored about
> messages/second wall-clock time.  This includes file I/O, the time for the
> email pkg to parse the raw text, and the time to do elaborate tokenization
> and scoring.

I'd much prefer to stay w/ Python but I'm assuming that I'll have to do the
final version in C++ not so much for the performance benefits as that a C++
binary will presumably be easier to install and run w/ a whizzy UI on
Windows without scaring my users.

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