python simply not scaleable enough for google?

Roel Schroeven rschroev_nospam_ml at
Sat Nov 14 11:35:42 CET 2009

Vincent Manis schreef:
> I notice you've weakened your claim. Now we're down to `hard to execute 
> quickly'. That I would agree with you on, in that building an efficient 
> Python system would be a lot of work. However, my claim is that that work 
> is engineering, not research: most of the bits and pieces of how to implement
> Python reasonably efficiently are known and in the public literature. And 
> that has been my claim since the beginning.

You talk about what can be and what might be. We talk about what is.

The future is an interesting place, but it's not here.

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge
faster than society gathers wisdom.
  -- Isaac Asimov

Roel Schroeven

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