Is python for me?

dakman at dakman at
Thu Nov 16 19:22:57 CET 2006

Yes of course python can handle of these things, but have you actually
compared them to something written in C? Even if the app was converted
into bytecode, it's still not as fast as an executable, that's all I am
Bruno Desthuilliers wrote:
> dakman at wrote:
> > By large I mean an application with intensive operations, such as a
> > fancy GUI maybe a couple of threads, accessing a database, etc.
> >
> Threads are handled by the OS. GUI are (usually) handled by a
> lower-level lib like GTK or such. DB access mostly rely on the
> particular RDBMS. So we're left with the application code itself - the
> glue between all these componants. There's usually nothing really
> "intensive" here, and I wouldn't bet using C++ instead of Python would
> make a huge difference here - wrt/ perceived performances at least.
> My 2 cents...
> --
> bruno desthuilliers
> python -c "print '@'.join(['.'.join([w[::-1] for w in p.split('.')]) for
> p in 'onurb at xiludom.gro'.split('@')])"

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