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Google's Go Slower than Stackless

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 08:53:15 -0300

I wonder if there's some confusion here?  On the other hand, a quick
glance at Go a few days ago suggested that it might be somewhat stuck
in the past (I didn't find it that impressive, given what is possible
in other new languages these days).

Anyway, the author of Stackless Python (which is interpreted) finds
that the Go demo code (which is supposed to show how good Go is at
lightweight processes) is slower than Stackless.  It's might also help
to know that there are rumours that Python is discouraged at Google
because it's too slow (Stackless, of course, is not standard
Python...)

http://www.dalkescientific.com/writings/diary/archive/2009/09/15/100000_tasklets.html

Andrew

Wrong Attribution

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 11:00:55 -0300

Juraj just pointed out that the author of the post I linked to is
Andrew Dalke (IIRC Christian Tismer is the original Stackless author).

Also, http://groups.google.com/group/unladen-swallow/msg/b242b4c03e9c503a
argues that the negative vibes around Python are simply pragmatism
(it's hard to guess what is really happening - I have no idea how much
"official" support there is for projects at Google, or how, for
example, Unladen Swallow compares to Go, for example).

Andrew

Another Go v Python Comparison

From: andrew cooke <andrew@...>

Date: Mon, 16 Nov 2009 12:38:33 -0300

http://posted-stuff.blogspot.com/2009/11/comparing-go-and-stackless-python.html

Andrew

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