Python is slow

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Fri Dec 12 16:04:51 CET 2008

sturlamolden wrote:
> On Dec 12, 3:04 pm, Luis M. González <luis... at> wrote:
>> Why don't you guys google a little bit to know what's being done to
>> address python's "slowness"??
> Nothing is being done, and woth Py3k it got even worse.
>> It has been mentioned in this thread the pypy project (isn't it enough
>> for you??)
>> Other hints: shedskin, psyco, pyrex...
> None of those projects addresses inefficacies in the CPython
> interpreter, except for psyco - which died of an overdose PyPy.
> PyPy is interesting if they ever will be able to produce something
> useful. They have yet to prove that. Even if PyPy can come up with a
> Python JIT, they will still be decades behind the technologies of
> Strongtalk and Java. That is the problem with reinventing the wheel
> all over again.
> Not to forget LLVM and Parrot which also will support Python
> frontends.
Python is developed and maintained by volunteers. If you'd like to have 
a go at writing a JIT interpreter for it, then go ahead. No-one here 
will stop you.

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