Python future performance and speed

Grant Edwards grante at
Sun Aug 22 19:28:41 CEST 2004

On 2004-08-22, Paul Rubin <> wrote:
> aahz at (Aahz) writes:
>> >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?
> Well, whenever I want to write a mainstream application and think of
> using Python, my first reaction is that Python is too slow...

And I presume you're pleasantly surprised when you run your program and find
out it's not too slow?

Grant Edwards                   grante             Yow!  Did you move a lot
                                  at               of KOREAN STEAK KNIVES this
                                 trip, Dingy?

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