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Re: [python-189] Python performance anti-patterns

From: David C.
Sent on: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 3:10 PM
I was actually kidding. Python is far from slow :)

It's common that someone will try to "optimize" something by suggesting writing it in a different language, when their bottleneck is absolutely unrelated
to interpreter speed.

David Cramer

On Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 3:03 PM, Jimmy Retzlaff wrote:

On Wed, Jan 9, 2013 at 12:52 PM, David Cramer <[address removed]> wrote:
The best one:

Python is slow.

I would expand on that...

Python is slow, but Python makes it relatively easy to experiment with alternative algorithms and data structures which are where you typically get your biggest performance gains. Once you've largely exhausted those avenues, and if things are still too slow, then look at other options (different Python constructs, other Python implementations, other languages, etc.).


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