Python is slow

sturlamolden sturlamolden at
Fri Dec 12 15:17:43 CET 2008

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

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