WHY is python slow?

Steven Haryanto steven at haryan.to
Thu Jun 7 14:34:32 CEST 2001


On 07/06/2001 18:11, Martin von Loewis wrote:
>Steven Haryanto <steven at haryan.to> writes:
>
> > Although it is generally accepted that Python is slower than
> > Java/Perl/Ruby
>
>I don't believe this is "generally" accepted; I don't accept it. In

Well, that is the impression I get from this list, and what most
people say when some poster asks for a comparison with those
languages.

Btw, I believe, for one thing, Python's (I last tried with 1.5.2)
startup time is significantly higher than that of Perl.

>fact, there are numerous examples where Python has been shown to work
>faster than Java or Perl; I don't know about that many performance
>comparisons between Ruby and Python to know which of these languages
>is faster for what algorithms.

Steve





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