What python can NOT do?

Albert van der Horst albert at spenarnc.xs4all.nl
Tue Sep 8 02:09:26 CEST 2009

In article <0022052b$0$2930$c3e8da3 at news.astraweb.com>,
Steven D'Aprano  <steve at REMOVE-THIS-cybersource.com.au> wrote:
>On Fri, 28 Aug 2009 15:37:46 -0700, qwe rty wrote:
>> i know that an interpreted language like python
>Languages are neither interpreted nor compiled. *Implementations* are
>interpreted or compiled.

Thanks for an excellent overview. There is this one point I
don't understand:

>Existing Python implementations don't give you direct access to hardware,
>and bit-manipulation has a lot of overhead in Python. Numerical

Surely you don't mean that
   0x17 & 0xAD
has more overhead than
   17 + 123
So what do you mean here?



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