loop in python
gnb at itga.com.au
Tue Aug 23 07:40:51 CEST 2005
> Is python runtime slow at all aspects when compared to perl ?
And in addition to all that everyone else has said.... most of this is
startup time. The python interpreter is a fair bit slower to start up
(i.e. does much more at startup time) than the perl one:
> lenford$ time python -c "pass"
> real 0m0.298s
> user 0m0.030s
> sys 0m0.030s
> lenford$ time perl -e "0"
> real 0m0.037s
> user 0m0.000s
> sys 0m0.000s
[on a fairly fast Solaris box]. This is mainly because much more of
python is written in python and needs to be loaded / dynamically linked
when the process starts up. On my system, python loads 14 .so files and
13 .pyc files. Perl loads 7 .so files.
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