Python IO performance?

Tim Roberts timr at
Wed Jun 4 07:07:18 CEST 2003

"Rob Hall" <robhall at> wrote:
>I converted the program into Ada - Ada being very fast.  But there were no
>real performance gains here.

I'm taking this thread wildly off-topic, but that line intrigued me.  The
last time I worked with Ada, better than a decade ago, the compilers were
absolutely hopeless, partly because the language is so vast and complex.
It looked like there would never be a time Ada could compete with C or
Fortran in terms of performance.

Has that situation changed?
- Tim Roberts, timr at
  Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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