[Stackless] Google's new Go programming language

Andrew Dalke dalke at dalkescientific.com
Fri Nov 13 12:28:34 CET 2009

On Nov 12, 2009, at 3:11 AM, Richard Tew wrote:
> Interesting.  I hadn't gone to the effort of writing it yet.  I
> expected the difference between a compiled language and a scripting
> language to be more significant.

Oh ye of little faith! CPython is a byte-compiled language, not pure  
scripting language, and with many years spent optimizing it. I did a  
simple benchmark of Python 2.6 against Python 0.9p1 and there was a  
4.5x speedup in that time for the following:

import time
x = range(10000)
y = range(10000)
t1 = time.time()
for a in x:
   for b in y:
t2 = time.time()
print t2-t1

				dalke at dalkescientific.com

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