Python and the need for speed

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Sun Apr 9 22:23:07 EDT 2017

On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 12:04 PM, Rick Johnson
<rantingrickjohnson at> wrote:
>> Well, maybe. As is pointed out many, many times, 99% of
>> Python code avoids the sorts of extreme dynamism that keeps
>> things slow. Lots of people would be satisfied with a
>> language *really close* to Python that was ten or twenty
>> times faster, even if it meant that you couldn't write code
>> like this:
>> answer = input("What's your name?")
>> exec("name = %r" % answer)
>> print(name)
> Yeah, but then we'd be discriminating against Chris. Between
> Python, Pike, Ook and MUDs, that pretty much defines the
> extent of Chris' life.

Okay, I have a pretty thick skin, but this is getting a bit obnoxious.
Can you PLEASE post something that isn't just insulting me? Thanks.


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