Python is not bad ;-)

Cecil Westerhof Cecil at
Thu Apr 30 13:30:22 CEST 2015

Op Thursday 30 Apr 2015 12:16 CEST schreef Marko Rauhamaa:

> Ben Finney <ben+python at>:
>> 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.

Tail recursion would nice to have also.

> I currently carry three clubs in my professional golf bag: bash,

I published a Bash library:

Maybe there is something useful in it for you. And if you need
something: let me know. No guarantees, but I could write it for you.

Cecil Westerhof
Senior Software Engineer

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