Java 20xfaster then Python !!??

Daniel Klein danielk at
Fri Jan 10 21:58:51 CET 2003

On Fri, 10 Jan 2003 11:13:06 +0100, Axel Kowald <kowald at>

>Hi everybody,
>I just had a look at these very detailed benchmark tests, 
>, and I was surprised to see that 
>often java is 20 times faster than python !!
>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 ?

How long did it take them to write the Java tests compared to writting
the Python tests? ;-)


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