Is Python really slow?

Alexander alecdem at
Sat May 27 13:52:43 EDT 2000

Makhno wrote:

> >>> Does xrange create an array of numbers 1...1e8?
> >>
> >> Yes, it does
> >>
> >No, it doesn't.
> Well, if it did create an array Matlab-style, then that would account for
> why the C routine was faster.

That was just an example. actually I used

I also tryed while loop
and it was not empty loop,
in all of those cases C was ~100 times faster than Python

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