People keep trying to invent ways to make python run faster - JITs, Java and .Net runtimes, threads, eliminating the Global Interpreter Lock. So why can bup process more than 80 megabytes per second per core? Why can the sshuttle VPN route packets at wire speeds? How does plain python thoroughly trounce JITted languages in certain kinds of benchmarks? And what's really so great about deterministic destructors, anyway? Come hear Avery explain it all in this action-packed whirlwind of fact, fiction, and "other."
6th–7th October 2011