Re: when and why did python(-minimal) become essential?
* Mike Hommey [Thu, Jan 26 2006, 09:46:26PM]:
> On Thu, Jan 26, 2006 at 04:12:35PM +0100, Josselin Mouette <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Le samedi 21 janvier 2006 à 21:52 +0100, Mike Hommey a écrit :
> > > On Sat, Jan 21, 2006 at 02:21:34PM -0600, Joe Wreschnig <email@example.com> wrote:
> > > > Python is the "official" language of Ubuntu. If we want to merge work
> > > > they're doing (Anthony Towns mentioned their work on boot speed, for
> > > > example) it's a good idea to structure our Python like theirs is. This
> > > > (...)
> > >
> > > Boot speed and python does not really sound a match...
> > Surprisingly, python is often faster than perl for the same task.
> Boot speed and perl does not really sound a match either.
Nack. Even following the synthetic benchmarks on
http://shootout.alioth.debian.org/, they are quite comparable,
especially when looking at other candidates:
Especially the startup time is much higher with Python so I wonder why
people want to use it for many small maintainer scripts.
The only improvement comes with use of Python Psycho which is IIRC still
experimental and non-portable.
Everything is illusion. Constructs of language, light, metaphor; nothing
is real. -- Babylon 5, Season 4