Why I love python.

Reinhold Birkenfeld reinhold-birkenfeld-nospam at wolke7.net
Fri Aug 13 12:19:25 CEST 2004

Reinhold Birkenfeld wrote:
> Erik de Castro Lopo wrote:
>> Nick Patavalis wrote:
>> <snip>
>>> Python needs drastic performance improvement if it is to scrap-off the
>>> "scripting language" stigma. The only way to get these improvements is
>>> making it possible for a python implementation to produce *efficient*
>>> *compiled* code. At the same time the dynamic-typing nature of the
>>> language is one of its most valuable characteristics. And this is one
>>> of the hardest problems when trying to write a decent python
>>> compiler. If you define a function like:
>>>   def sum (a, b):
>>>     return a + b
>>> How can the compiler know what code to produce? 
>> I know of at least one language which has solved this problem, Ocaml
>>     http://www.ocaml.org/
>> Its called type inferencing and since there is at least one working 
>> implementation, it can't be THAT hard.
> Refer to the task "Typed Python" somewhere in the past if you want more
> information about Python and Type inferencing.



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