Python future performance and speed
dieter at handshake.de
Sun Aug 22 19:22:22 CEST 2004
Paul Rubin <http://phr.cx@NOSPAM.invalid> writes on 21 Aug 2004 20:59:35 -0700:
> Well, whenever I want to write a mainstream application and think of
> using Python, my first reaction is that Python is too slow...
Maybe, you should drain your reactions :-)
About 18 months ago, I proposed to implement an SGML/XML
based content management system in Zope/Python
because the company went bankrupt that
had offered a similar C++ based system we were relying upon.
Many of my colleagues objected because they thought Python
were too slow.
The Zope/Python CMS is now almost ready -- it is much faster
than its C++ counterpart. Not because Python is faster than C++
but because a Python application is far easier to tailor
and to tweak for efficiency than a C++ one (and because
we avoided known design flaws in the C++ system).
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