Python speed

Paul Winkler slinkp23 at
Tue Jul 10 14:44:50 EDT 2001

tyler spivey wrote:
> python is way slower than c. that's no big deal. but:
> 1. is python slower than perl
> 2. is python slower than ruby
> 3. is python slower than lua (some kind of scripting language)
> i want to know if python, or lua would be a good thing to design a mud in. probably not lua since i think it is dead.

We've had some recent threads about this...
You may want to see
but be sure to read the fine print to understand what the tests really do and
don't tell you. For your application I doubt there will be any speed problem
with python or any other comparable language.

I noticed a MUD server in the Useless Python source code examples:

> why are they way more modules for ruby than python?

Well, there's a lot of good stuff not included in the standard distribution,
either because it's too large, or because it's not of sufficient general
Check out the Vaults of Parnassus:

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