why python is slower than java?

Jon Perez jbperez808 at wahoo.com
Thu Nov 11 07:13:53 CET 2004

Maurice LING wrote:

> I've already said the following and was not noticed:
> 1. it is a disk intensive I/O operation.

I see no reason why disk I/O bound operations should
be slower in Python than in Java.  It's the same
C API calls underneath and very little bytecode
interpretation is going on when it is being done.

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