On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 7:02 AM, bartc <b...@freeuk.com> wrote:
> On 23/02/2018 19:47, Chris Angelico wrote:
>> On Sat, Feb 24, 2018 at 6:25 AM, bartc <b...@freeuk.com> wrote:
>>> The difference between Python and another dynamic language might be a
>>> magnitude, yet you say it doesn't matter.
>>> Thanks, that makes me feel much better about my own work! If a magnitude
>>> difference in performance can be so casually dismissed.
>> Yep! Your work is awesome, because your code is only a little bit
>> slower than the same algorithm with the same bugs in a better-known
>> language that's supported on more platforms and has a large team of
>> people supporting it.
>> Remind me what's actually advantageous about your language?
> I don't know what point you're making here. Unless it's that no software is
> worth writing unless it's done on a big scale with a huge team of people,
> and is very well known.
> My own point should be clear:
> Python is 10 times slower than a competitor = doesn't matter
> My language is 1.5 times slower than the big boys' = matters a great deal
Most performance is a tradeoff. Python has other advantages; what are
yours? So far, all you've said is that you're "not too much worse".
That's great for a toy language!