Python's biggest compromises

Aaron Leung akhleung at
Thu Jul 31 20:40:33 CEST 2003

It seems to me that a big compromise/feature is that all kinds of
namespaces are usually represented by dictionaries, and that Python
exposes this fact to the programmer.  This would seem to limit the
possible optimizations that can easily be performed by a compiler.

BTW, I have only read about Python out of interest, and haven't
actually used it for anything, so I hope my remark isn't ignorant.

Best regards,

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