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High abstraction level

I am missing a useful comment on the fact that since it is a very high-level interpreted scripting language, it is not as fast as a compiled program.
--Morten Juhl Johansen 06:42, 1 August 2007 (CDT)

I think the issue is a little more complicated, because python code can theoretically be JIT-compiled, which would make it run at the speed of a natively compiled program. I'm not sure about the current state of compilers/VMs though. But the statement is indeed true of CPython. --Ion Alexandru Morega 07:05, 1 August 2007 (CDT)
I have some, quite positive, personal experience in time-consuming Python programs; thus I add a section "Run-time efficiency". Boris Tsirelson 14:39, 31 August 2010 (UTC)

Article name

This should be at Python (programming language), no? J. Noel Chiappa 10:07, 10 March 2008 (CDT)


Perhaps Image:Python-cheat-sheet-v1.png may be of use here. Daniel Mietchen 21:36, 23 July 2009 (UTC)

Release information

I just removed some very dated information (3-4 years old) about python's release history. I also removed the bit about python 3.0 being in alpha.

How do people feel about including such lists of releases in the article? It seems likely to me that we will not be able to keep them up to date, why it might be better to remove them altogether. Could we put the article into a form which could stand for a few years without feeling dated? Johan A. Förberg 22:17, 1 March 2011 (UTC)

I was wondering about that -- I started to put them into a 2 or 3 column format since they so dominate the page, but really, I don't see them as essential for the article. At most, a link to the release page of the Python project would seem to suffice.
There isn't a Monty or a Full release of Python, is there? Howard C. Berkowitz 04:49, 2 March 2011 (UTC)
I think removing the list is a good idea. It does not really help to understand what python is and it does not describe python either. -- Alexander Wiebel 09:09, 2 March 2011 (UTC)