Python and the need for speed

Rick Johnson rantingrickjohnson at
Fri Apr 14 22:55:40 EDT 2017

On Thursday, April 13, 2017 at 1:32:28 AM UTC-5, Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> On Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:38:52 +0100, Ben Bacarisse wrote:
> > Steve D'Aprano writes:
> >> On Wed, 12 Apr 2017 03:39 am, Paul Rubin wrote:
> [...] Indeed, and this is a very common phenomenon:
> features which "ordinary" programmers imagine are "trendy"
> and new end up having their roots in some functional
> language dating back to the 1980s, or 70s, or in extreme
> cases the 1950s and Lisp.

Be advised that functional programmers are a fanatical
bunch, and saying something like that could be akin to
blowing a "functional purist dogwhistle". If this thread
becomes overrun with functional trolls, i'm blaming you. ;-)

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