why python is slower than java?

Israel Raj T rambam at bigpond.net.au
Sat Nov 6 21:53:26 CET 2004

Kendall Clark <kendall at monkeyfist.com> writes:

> The main reason Java is "faster" is because

I would reject the premise entirely.

When looking at desktop apps made with Python, they positively whiz when compared to Java
swing apps.

As for non desktop apps, the entire portage system of Gentoo is written in Python.
'emerge sync' causes a python app to synchronise a local application database with database at a non-local mirror.
It is i/o intensive and appears to work very well and very fast.

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