Python IO performance?

Aahz aahz at
Thu Jun 5 17:54:34 CEST 2003

In article <20030605.091105.719346228.1211 at>,
Jay O'Connor <joconnor at> wrote:
>Since Perl is highly tuned to types of problems that use a lot of I/O,
>especially disk I/O,  I'm not really surprised it has highly tuned disk
>I/O routines.  Python, to me, can do those kinds of problems, but it's
>not really it's strength, so I don't image high-performance I/O to be a

It's not that I/O is a !priority for Python, it's that writing portable
code is usually a higher priority.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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