how fast is Python?

Mark Carter cartermark46 at
Thu Aug 21 18:11:51 CEST 2003

cartermark46 at (Mark Carter) wrote in message 

> It was discovered that uncompiled VB code in VB 6.0 ran at the same
> speed as VBA code in Excel. It was half the speed of compiled VB code,
> 5 times the speed of Python, and 1/20th the speed of C++/Fortran.

Although, as the saying goes, there's no such thing as a slow language
- only slow implementations.

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