[openstack-dev] [tc] supporting Go

Joshua Harlow harlowja at fastmail.com
Mon May 9 20:29:59 UTC 2016

Clint Byrum wrote:
> Excerpts from Edward Leafe's message of 2016-05-09 12:17:40 -0700:
>> On May 9, 2016, at 1:58 PM, Hayes, Graham<graham.hayes at hpe.com>  wrote:
>>> This is not a "Go seems cool - lets go try that" decision from us - we
>>> know we have a performance problem with one of our components, and we
>>> have come to the conclusion that Go (or something like it) is the
>>> solution.
>> Whenever I hear claims that Python is “too slow for X”, I wonder what’s so special about X that makes it so much more demanding than, say, serving up YouTube. YouTube is written nearly entirely in Python, and has been for many, many years. The only parts that aren’t are those that were identified as particular performance bottlenecks, such as some parts of the encoding process. These were then written in C, which is drop-in compatible with Python using ctypes.
> NO, we should paint it yellow!

I like blue.

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