P: I examine the stack trace. DM: It goes through a file called ‘hashes.c’. P: Wait, is this crypto code? DM: Roll initiative.
Python Performance: - Use PyPy - You have C code? Delete it, use PyPy. - PyPy not fast? Upgrade, a release happened while we were talking.
OH: "If I wrote a program in Python that literally printed money […] at least one HN commenter or VC [would say] it should be in Go […]"
Regardless of your *opinion* on crunch time, if you work in the U.S., please remember that Alex St. John's hiring advice is *illegal*.