why python is slower than java?

Y2KYZFR1 jarrodhroberson at yahoo.com
Sat Nov 6 20:39:31 CET 2004

Maurice LING <mauriceling at acm.org> wrote in message news:<mailman.5992.1099726289.5135.python-list at python.org>...
> > Interestingly enough, I sort of share your perception -- and I have
> > noticed the same thing, and seen it remarked upon by others, in other,
> > completely unrelated newsgroups as well, such as it.comp.macintosh.
> > 
> > It's not, I think, about newbies in general: people who come and post
> > help requests, without giving the information that's quite obviously
> > indispensabile to let us help them, keep getting treated with
> > unreasonable amounts of friendliness and courtesy even after many
> > requests for more info go unheeded, for example.
> > 
> > However, newbies who are clueless enough to come blasting in with the
> > usual whines we've heard a zillion times -- Macs cost too much, Python
> > is too slow, there's no apps for Macs, Python must absolutely add
> > feature X or it will die, Apple's gonna go broke tomorrow, etc, etc --
> > do appear to get on our collective nerves worse than their essentially
> > indistinguishable precursors did last year, two years ago, &c.
> > 
> > The accusation of being a troll often follows, breaking the old advice
> > to "Never attribute to malice what can be adequately explained by
> > incompetence".  Maybe it's a case of the corollary to that old advice,
> > "Sufficiently advanced cluelessness is indistinguishable from malice".
> > But why that should be so this year more than last year, say, is not
> > clear to me...
> > 
> > 
> > Alex
> I've already said the following and was not noticed:
> 1. it is a disk intensive I/O operation.
> 2. users delay is not in the equation (there is no user input)
> 3. I am not interested in the amount of time needed to develop it. But 
> only interested execution speed.
> Thanks maurice

this is still not enough information to give an answer to. and as for
"disk intensive" all languages handle disk i/o about the same since
they have to rely on the underlying Operating System, its drivers.

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