Python and the need for speed
marko at pacujo.net
Sat Apr 15 09:27:55 EDT 2017
bartc <bc at freeuk.com>:
> Of course, it's possible to overdo it; if you look at Lisp, you'll lose
> yourself in the myriad looping options.
Funny, in Scheme, the only looping construct I use is named-let.
> The former /can/ be easily written as:
> while 1:
Why not say it like it is:
> but it's more psychological; I don't want to use an idiom to denote an
> endless loop, I want to be able to express it directly!
I would call an idiom.
is about as straightforward as it gets.
> Python's byte-code does at least optimise
I don't understand why there's so much talk about CPython's bytecode on
this list. That should only be of interest to active CPython developers.
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