[Tutor] Is Python fast enough and capable of.. ?

Remco Gerlich scarblac@pino.selwerd.nl
Tue, 22 Aug 2000 22:10:39 +0200

On Tue, Aug 22, 2000 at 11:44:04AM -0700, Sean 'Shaleh' Perry wrote:
> (original message left out)
> Python.org has many great pieces of info which will help you with the port
> reading and what not.
> Another great feature of python is that if it does turn out to be too slow, it
> is fairly trivial to a) replace it with c/c++ code or b) rewrite portions in
> c/c++ and use python as glue.  This let's you write the code rapidly, then fix
> any performance issues you may run into.
> I see no reason why python could not handle this task (or why it would do any
> worse than other script languages).  You may end up using a non script
> implementation, at least in parts to gain the speed and robustness you seek.

That's what I expect too. If Python isn't fast enough, other scripting
languages won't be fast enough either. But it would still be useful to
do it in Python before a C version.

But noone here seems to have a lot of experience with this sort of thing,
you (the original poster) should probably ask on the main Python list, this
one is more for beginner questions, learning the language and so on.

Remco Gerlich,  scarblac@pino.selwerd.nl