Python and the need for speed

MRAB python at mrabarnett.plus.com
Tue Apr 11 17:45:52 EDT 2017


On 2017-04-11 21:58, Mikhail V wrote:
> On 11 April 2017 at 16:56, Steve D'Aprano <steve+python at pearwood.info> wrote:
>> On Tue, 11 Apr 2017 07:56 pm, Brecht Machiels wrote:
>>
>>[...]
>>
>>> DropBox and
>>> Google seem to agree that there are no good solutions, since they are
>>> moving to Go.
>>
>> That's a good solution! Maybe we should be writing extensions in Go, instead
>> of C. Or for maths-heavy work, using extensions written in Julia.
> 
> Just my curiosity, I've always been intersted in such question: are devs
> still writing extensions in C, I mean type in C code? Aren't they using
> some translator or IDE which at lest hides the brackets and semicolons?
> I personally don't have problems with understanding low-level
> concepts of programming, but I find it pretty hard to see
> through the mangroves of brackets, asterisks and Co.
> 
The regex module does the matching using code written in C.


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