Python is slow

Luis M. González luismgz at gmail.com
Fri Dec 12 18:36:40 CET 2008


On Dec 12, 11:17 am, sturlamolden <sturlamol... at yahoo.no> wrote:
> On Dec 12, 3:04 pm, Luis M. González <luis... at gmail.com> 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.

So, what's your conclusion?



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