Python future performance and speed

Roy Smith roy at
Sun Aug 22 16:15:36 CEST 2004

In article <cg94oc$2e6$1 at>, aahz at (Aahz) 

> In article <278de0e.0408211605.426e5129 at>,
> Neuruss <luismg at> wrote:
> >
> >It seems there are quite a few projects aimed to improve Python's
> >speed and, therefore, eliminate its main limitation for mainstream
> >acceptance.
> What makes you think speed is Python's primary limitation for mainstream
> acceptance?

Speed is the primary limitation for mainstream acceptance of high level 
(aka scripting) languages in general.  I can think of no reason why so 
much software is still written in languages like C++ other than 
performance (or at least, the perception of it).

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