funny slashdot quote regarding python 2.3 release
Irmen de Jong
irmen at -NOSPAM-REMOVETHIS-xs4all.nl
Wed Jul 30 13:48:56 CEST 2003
Guyon Morée wrote:
> suspect that most time-critical code is not written in python.
> Depends on which time is critical: CPU time, or programmer time?
Not only funny, but also a very *sound* question.
From your development company's point of view: the programmer time.
From the customer's point of view: depends. Usually CPU time.
But programmer's time means longer realization times and usually
higher cost (unless the project is fixed-price).
And let's not forget that time-critical code can very well be
written in a high-performance C extension module.
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