Python future performance and speed

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


In article <cg94oc$2e6$1 at panix3.panix.com>, aahz at pythoncraft.com (Aahz) 
wrote:

> In article <278de0e.0408211605.426e5129 at posting.google.com>,
> Neuruss <luismg at gmx.net> 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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