Python future performance and speed

Anthony Baxter anthonybaxter at
Sun Aug 22 10:55:48 CEST 2004

On 22 Aug 2004 11:36:16 +0300, Ville Vainio <ville at> wrote:
> What kind of mainstream application would be too slow if implemented
> in Python? Well, perhaps image / video editing...

Maybe. You could, however, do the computationally expensive parts in

(As a random-anecdote on the topic - experiments with using shtoom to
transmit and receive video over IP as well as audio over IP show that 
Python is fast enough to do this...)

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