Python is slow
digitalblock at gmail.com
Sat Jun 7 20:40:33 CEST 2008
That hardware battle was fought long ago. Von Neumann machine vs. the Lisp
machine. Guess who won?
It would be very hard to fight that war all over again.
On Fri, Jun 6, 2008 at 4:59 PM, Jan Claeys <usenet at janc.be> wrote:
> Op Fri, 23 May 2008 14:00:33 -0700, schreef bruno.desthuilliers at gmail.com:
> > Now this I can tell is false. The problem is not that it's difficult to
> > "make a native compiler for" dynamic languages, the problem is that it's
> > difficult to write native compiler for dynamic languages that generates
> > code that beats the VM/byte-code interpreter/whatever you name it to be
> > wotrh the effort.
> Well, it would be much easier if there would be hardware that was
> designed for object oriented & dynamic programming... ;-)
> (Most current hardware is designed for use with C & similar languages, or
> sometimes for massively parrallel computing (e.g. GPUs), but the last
> tries to design hardware to fit something like Python date back to the
> 1980s AFAIK...)
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