Python future performance and speed

Peter Hansen peter at
Wed Aug 25 15:45:55 CEST 2004

Jacek Generowicz wrote:
> Peter Hansen <peter at> writes:
>>The last time I checked, Java and C++ (even C) were widely
>>considered to be high level languages.
> The fact many people hold an erroneous belief, does not make said
> belief any less erroneous.

Though if you are the only one who holds the "correct" belief,
and everyone else has the erroneous belief, it should suggest
a possible direction for you to look in resolving the conflict. ;-)

>>Has someone been raising the bar while I wasn't looking?
> The developers of all the truly high-level languages ?
> There was a time when assembler was high-level.

For those of us who still use assember from time to time,
C is definitely still a high level language...


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