Could Python supplant Java?

JTK gsagdjkgdasj at
Thu Aug 22 04:09:58 CEST 2002

Tim Tyler wrote:
> In d2002xx <d2002xx at> wrote:
> :> I cannot imagine why anyone would use C unless it's necessary :-)
> : Hmmm... Because gcc is much faster than g++...
> Compilation time?
> If you're a developer - and this is a problem - you buy a faster computer.

Or just hang in there until they get gcc's C++ compilation speeded up. 
That's all the talk on the gcc mailing lists is about these days.  And 
guess what seems to be the main culprit?  You guessed it - garbage 
collection.  Locality of reference is a harsh mistress.

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