WHY is python slow?

Martin von Loewis loewis at informatik.hu-berlin.de
Thu Jun 7 13:11:55 CEST 2001

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
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.


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