python speed

Frithiof Andreas Jensen frithiof.jensen at
Wed Nov 30 12:05:53 CET 2005

"Krystian" <nobody at> wrote in message
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> Hi
> are there any future perspectives for Python to be as fast as java?

Sure, if/when Python becomes as water-logged with obtruse OO-layers as Java
is now.

Python is faster than Java.

Because Python per design generally is a thin layer of glue poured over
binary C modules, it does not take very many instructions before one hits
the fastest speed that the platform can go at. I would test it, then worry
about it.

> i would like to use Python as a language for writing games.

>From the speed requirement: Is that correspondance chess by any chance??

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