Native Code vs. Python code for modules

Sion Arrowsmith siona at
Wed Jul 30 15:14:42 CEST 2008

alex23  <wuwei23 at> wrote:
>On Jul 30, 1:56=A0pm, koblas <kob... at> wrote:
>> Ruby has been getting pummeled for the last year or more on the
>> performance subject. =A0They've been working hard at improving it. =A0Fro=
>> my arm chair perspective Python is sitting on it's laurels and not
>> taking this as seriously as it probably should.
>Well, the snarky response is most Python developers are too busy
>working on actual real world projects :)

The follow-up snarky response is that working on actual real world
projects has lead Python developers to realise that most real world
bottlenecks arise from disk access, network speed, and user
interaction, and you should only sweat about code speed in the rare
case when you *know* that it's not its interface to the real world
that's slow.

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