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Re: [leafnode-list] C++-ifying leafnode

phil hunt <philh@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I missed the earlier discussion; where do you think Python could be 
> used?
> FWIW, I think Python's a very good language for most tasks, although it 
> might be a bit slow on some of the things leafnode does.

Most stuff leafnode does depends on the right choice of data
structures. Python's got native regexp matchers and a native dictionary
type, most of leafnode's slowness stems from I/O latencies, either
waiting for the local disk head and platters to move into the right
location to write a file, or waiting for the packets to travel across
the network.

My first goal to attack - from the user-visible processes - currently
would be fetchnews.

Matthias Andree

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