[MUD-Dev] Python script as stand alone MUD server...

Alistair Riddoch alriddoch at zepler.org
Thu Jan 29 11:16:23 New Zealand Daylight Time 2004

On Wed, Jan 28, 2004 at 01:56:52AM -0500, Zach Collins (Siege) wrote:
> On Tue, 27 Jan 2004, Jason Slaughter wrote:

>> Am I misunderstanding something, or am I correct in that (from
>> your experience) Python is ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE slower than
>> compiled code?  YIKES, that doesn't sound good at all!!!

> Python at the time probably was.  Current versions of C Python
> tend to clock in at between two and twenty times slower than C for
> most operations, depending on how well your code is optimised.  I
> haven't personally been paying attention to Stackless, so I
> couldn't say how fast it is.

I should have mentioned that the case I described was using Python
1.5.2.  I can well believe that more recent versions of C Python are
far faster.

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