Python is slow

Charlie Hubbard 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?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lisp_machine

It would be very hard to fight that war all over again.

Charlie

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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