Java 20xfaster then Python !!??

Axel Kowald kowald at molgen.mpg.de
Fri Jan 10 11:13:06 CET 2003


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 !!

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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