Python is darn fast (was: How fast is Python)

John J. Lee jjl at
Sun Aug 24 01:31:15 CEST 2003

Irmen de Jong <irmen at> writes:

> P at wrote:
> > try a 3.x series gcc with the appropriate -march=pentium3
> > You'll be pleasently surprised.
> In my other reply I mentioned that I still get a Python+Psyco
> advantage of 30% over a gcc 3.2.2 compiled version.
> My gcc is doing a lot better than Michele's reported 50% difference,
> but Python+Psyco still wins :-)

So, the interesting part is: why?


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