Why I love python.

Sam Holden sholden at flexal.cs.usyd.edu.au
Fri Aug 13 08:54:11 CEST 2004


On Fri, 13 Aug 2004 16:35:58 +1000,
	Anthony Baxter <anthonybaxter at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 13 Aug 2004 01:11:54 +0000 (UTC), Nick Patavalis
><npat at efault.net> wrote:
>> > Don't complicate it. Leave it as is. Work on making it faster, not
>> > uglier.
>> 
>> Python needs drastic performance improvement if it is to scrap-off the
>> "scripting language" stigma.
>
> I'm biased, having done a paper on this at the most recent PyCon, but
> I firmly believe that much of the "Python is too slow" arguments can be
> answered with "too slow for what?" See the pycon proceedings, but I've
> been doing VoIP in Python, complete with audio mixing, and it's been 
> more than fast enough. 

I've also been doing rtp voice in python - on an iPAQ H3800... I'm using
your rtp.py code (I'm not doing sip), so I can't take credit for it
though :)

I dont know if it's "more than fast enough", but it's "fast enough".

-- 
Sam Holden



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