Python is not bad ;-)

Marko Rauhamaa marko at pacujo.net
Thu Apr 30 12:16:32 CEST 2015


Ben Finney <ben+python at benfinney.id.au>:

> The latter is not a property of Python; a programming language doesn't
> have runtime performance. Rather, runtime performance is a property of
> some specific *implementation* — that is, the runtime Python machine.
>
> There are numerous Python runtimes, and they have different
> performance characteristics on different hardware and operating
> systems.

Still, Python has features that defy effective optimization. Most
notably, Python's dot notation translates into a hash table lookup -- or
worse.

I currently carry three clubs in my professional golf bag: bash, python
and C. Java is a great programming language, but Python and C manage
everything Java would be useful for.


Marko



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