Exception raising, and performance implications.

Tom Anderson twic at urchin.earth.li
Wed Oct 5 01:02:08 CEST 2005

On Mon, 3 Oct 2005, it was written:

> "leo" <leomendoza at gmail.com> writes:
>> I come from a java background, where Exceptions are a big Avoid Me, but 
>> are the performance implications the same in Python?
> Well, you could measure it experimentally pretty easily, but anyway, 
> Python exceptions are much less expensive than Java exceptions.

Really? How come? What is it that stops java using the same technique as 
python? There's been quite a lot of work put into making java fast, so 
it'd be interesting if we had something they didn't.


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