why python is slower than java?

Maurice LING mauriceling at acm.org
Sat Nov 6 08:31:23 CET 2004

> 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

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