Python and the need for speed

Marko Rauhamaa marko at
Thu Apr 13 05:00:07 EDT 2017

Gregory Ewing <greg.ewing at>:

> Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
>> As swapping is no longer considered normal on modern computers,
> It isn't? When did that happen?

Thing is, the moment you start thrashing, the game is over.

Doubly so for Python, whose garbage collector will grind your machine to
a halt as it is traversing the process's heap (which is on the disk).


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