Java vs. Python - Serialization Bakeoff

Patrick Phalen python-list at
Wed Nov 10 03:14:36 CET 1999
contains an report on tests comparing Java's and Python's data
marshalling, using various criteria. Numerous interesting charts and
graphs are presented.

Since this was published in 1996 (Python 1.4), I wonder if anyone
expert in this subject has any comment on whether the intervening years
would have changed the conclusions substantively -- namely that Python
is, on average, faster, simpler, and more flexible.

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