Performance of Python 3

Isaac Gouy igouy2 at yahoo.com
Mon Mar 2 01:42:59 CET 2009


On Mar 1, 11:15 am, Thorsten Kampe <thors... at thorstenkampe.de> wrote:
> * 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.

They aren't except when they are!


> 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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