Do I really need to learn Java?
Randy.L.Kemp at motorola.com
Tue May 15 18:02:18 CEST 2001
Mod Perl is not necessarily faster that Java Servlets. Look at benchmarks done on www.caucho.com and www.orionserver.com.
From: Alan Gauld [mailto:alan.gauld at bt.com]
Sent: Tuesday, May 15, 2001 8:32 AM
To: python-list at python.org
Subject: Re: Do I really need to learn Java?
Remco Gerlich wrote:
> Java is probably a lot faster than Python, I don't know.
I've seen this claim several times but in all the tests that
I've done its been slightly slower. Not much, usually about
10%, and I know how to optimise Python better than I do Java.
Also I was using the raw JVM not a JIT compiler so that
would probably speed things up a bit.
BTW I've found the same with Perl for Web apps.
modPerl seems significantly faster than Java servlets.
These have been very unscientific tests and perforce on small
programs(~100 lines Python/Perl vv ~200 lines Java)
I'd be interested if anyone has more reliable evidence
- in either direction...
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