Java 20xfaster then Python !!??

Uly55e5 ruses at users.snip.snip.ch
Fri Jan 10 16:51:51 CET 2003


Axel Kowald wrote:
> Hi everybody,
> 
> I just had a look at these very detailed benchmark tests, 
> http://www.bagley.org/~doug/shootout/, and I was surprised to see that 
> often java is 20 times faster than python !!

I've just browsed the same page and think it is consistent
with the benchmark results to say that "often java isn't
twice as fast as python".

Also, the matrix multiplication benchmark doesn't use
Numeric.

> 
> How can this be? Both languages interprete bytecode. Maybe because java 
> has a JIT compiler ??
> Is there any hope that python might become faster in future releases ?
> 
> Any ideas ?
> 
>              Axel Kowald
> 






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