[Python-Dev] Parrot -- should life imitate satire?

Paul Prescod paulp@ActiveState.com
Mon, 30 Jul 2001 21:17:04 -0700

Samuele Pedroni wrote:
> A question: are there already some data about
> what would be the actual performance of Python.NET vs. CPython ?

I think it is safe to say that the current version of Python.NET is
slower than Jython. Now it hasn't been optimized as much as Jython so we
might be able to get it as fast as Jython. But I don't think that there
is anything in the .NET runtime that makes it a great deal better than
the JVM for dynamic languages. The only difference is that Microsoft
seems more aware of the problem and may move to correct it whereas I
have a feeling that explicit support for our languages would dilute
Sun's 100% Java marketing campaign. Also, the .NET CLR is standardized
at ECMA so we could (at least in theory!) go to the meetings and try to
influence version 2.
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