On Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:13:02 -0800, Rick Johnson wrote:

> On Thursday, February 22, 2018 at 1:55:35 PM UTC-6, Jack Fearnley wrote:
> [...]
>> I realize that this thread is about benchmarking and not really about
>> generating fibonacci numbers, but I hope nobody is using this code to
>> generate them on a 'production' basis,
> I've been raising the warning flags about that awful Fibonacci example
> for years!
> First it was in the tutorial, and then, they plastered it on the front
> page of Python.org like it were some sort of trophy...
> At this point i have concluded that it must be: (1) a sadistic noob
> hazing device, or (2) a straw-stuffed,
> anthropomorphic, crow-poop-riddled monster that sends the seasoned
> programmers off in the opposite direction.

Excellent thread!  I see I'm preaching to the converted.



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