Performance of Python 3

Thorsten Kampe thorsten at thorstenkampe.de
Sun Mar 1 20:15:04 CET 2009


* Isaac Gouy (Sun, 1 Mar 2009 08:27:05 -0800 (PST))
> On Mar 1, 8:10 am, Stefan Behnel <stefan... at behnel.de> wrote:
> > Paul Rubin wrote:
> > > Steve Holden <st... at holdenweb.com> writes:
> > >> I'm not sure what you think the speed of Ruby has to do with Python.
> >
> > > In the real world, people care about the relative speed of programs.
> >
> > Fine, but theShootoutonAliothisn't a particularly pythonic one. It
> > deals almost exclusively with computationally intensive tasks, i.e.
> > programs where any decent Python developer would either import Psyco or
> > speed up the code in Cython.
> 
> It deals exclusively with small programs in isolation as if they were
> the bottleneck.

Right. But they aren't. So people who draw any conclusions from that 
like "C++ is faster than C" or "Ruby is slower than Python" or "Python 
is 30 times slower than C" draw the wrong conclusions.

Thorsten



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