[ann] Minimal Python project

Neil Hodgson nhodgson at bigpond.net.au
Sat Jan 11 23:43:04 CET 2003

Edward K. Ream:
> If JIT's are so effective, why are the swing classes so slow?

   Library design, particularly the features, algorithms and data structures
chosen, is much more important than the underlying language interpretation
speed. You can see this in the different speeds of C++ GUI toolits on a
given platform. An example current performance issue is the slowdown
toolkits take on Linux/X for using Unicode - GTK+ 2 is quite a bit slower
than GTK+ 1.


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