Why I love python.

Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy) tdelaney at avaya.com
Tue Aug 17 09:15:06 CEST 2004

Nick Patavalis wrote:

> On 2004-08-17, Paul Rubin <> wrote:
>> Compilers for languages like Lisp and Smaltalk have dealt with this
>> for decades.  They can either generate code that switches on the type
>> tags, or have dispatch tables in the objects that point to code for
>> operations like "+", or take advice or declarations from the
>> programmer about the arg types, among other possibilities.  Any of
>> these approaches generates code that runs much faster than
>> interpreted code. 
> Yes, I know. Something like this was what I was thinking about. I
> would really love to see this technology brought to Python, or at
> least a discussion as to what additions would be required in the
> *language* in order for similar technologies to be easily applicable
> to future Pythonic environments.

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Tim Delaney

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