A critic of Guido's blog on Python's lambda

Rob Warnock rpw3 at rpw3.org
Tue May 9 10:30:16 CEST 2006

Pisin Bootvong <joesb.coe9 at gmail.com> wrote:
| No matter how scalable your language is, you cannot make a 100MHz/128MB
| server serve 100,000 client a second over the internet.

Sure you can! That's ~1000 CPU cycles/request, which [assuming at least
a 100BASE-TX NIC] is plenty to service 100K *small* requests/s...  ;-}

Of course, you might have to write it in assembler on bare metal,
but the good news is that with only a 1000 cycle budget, at least
the code won't be very large!  ;-}

-Rob [someone who remembers 0.5 MIPS DEC PDP-10s being used
      for >100 simultaneous commercial timesharing users]

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