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A long time nerd who has worked with more systems (embedded, micro, mini, and big iron) and languages than I care to remember, but right now I stay on MacOS X and iOS programming using Objective-C to eat and sleep indoors, and for fun I do Scientific Computing with Python.


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comment Why is Python used for high-performance/scientific computing (but Ruby isn't)?
I totally messed up on that: I had read that he did is dissertation on it, but did not do the proper research on it. I found my error after I had written this post, but then never made the correction here. Thanks.
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answered Why is Python used for high-performance/scientific computing (but Ruby isn't)?
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comment Is there a performance benefit to using immutable objects in a scripting language?
There are immutable built in objects. I am talking about user defined objects. There is no flag or other method to indicate to the interpreter that the user defined object is immutable thus allowing optimizations to occur.
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answered Is there a performance benefit to using immutable objects in a scripting language?