Python and the need for speed

Mikhail V mikhailwas at gmail.com
Tue Apr 11 19:17:47 EDT 2017


On 11 April 2017 at 23:45, MRAB <python at mrabarnett.plus.com> wrote:
> 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.

That is tough... I feel like a sissy with my humanistic readability
ideas. And those monospaced, green-on-black texts...

(not trolling, I just have have rich imagination)


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