how fast is Python?

Robin Becker robin at
Fri Aug 29 11:06:46 CEST 2003

In article <pan.2003. at>, Steve
Horsley <steve.horsley1 at> writes
>On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 22:00:19 +0000, Andrew Dalke wrote:
>> Spend a few tens of millions on developing just-in-time compilers
>> and program analysis.  That worked for Java.
>Have you heard of Jython - python language running on a java VM? It's kind
>of double interpreted - the python source is converted to JVM bytecode,
>and then the JVM runs it however that JVM runs bytecode. I guess it should
>be many times faster than python because of the JVM performance, and
>wopuld be interested to hear any comparisons.
experience with ReportLab suggests jython can be fairly slow compared to
CPython although it does have advantages.
Robin Becker

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