Python is slow

Luis M. González luismgz at gmail.com
Thu Dec 11 13:06:19 CET 2008


On Dec 10, 3:42 pm, cm_gui <cmg... at gmail.com> wrote:
> http://blog.kowalczyk.info/blog/2008/07/05/why-google-should-sponsor-...
>
> I fully agree with Krzysztof Kowalczyk .
> Can't they build a faster VM for Python since they love the language
> so much?
>
> Python is SLOW.    And I am not comparing it with compiled languages
> like C.
> Python is even slower than PHP!
>
> Just go to any Python website and you will know.
> An example is:http://www2.ljworld.com/
> And this site is created by the creators of Django!
>
> And it is not just this Python site that is slow. There are many many
> Python sites which are very slow. And please don’t say that it could
> be the web hosting or the server which is slow — because when so many
> Python sites are slower than PHP sites, it couldn’t be the web
> hosting.   Also, Zope/Plone is even slower.
>
> Python is slow. Very slow.


Now seriously, just to finish your idiotic rant, check the Pypy
project:

http://codespeak.net/pypy
http://morepypy.blogspot.com

And if you still think this is not enough, why don't you help these
guys to make it faster?

Luis



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