Python 3000 vs Perl 6

Corey G. ctgaff at
Tue Jun 24 10:36:51 CEST 2008

What I meant, in terms of dealing with accurate or non-accurate rumors  
is with speed, yes.  There are plenty of comparisons where Perl is  
4-15x faster then Python for 'some' operations regarding regular  
expressions, etc.

For me personally, this means absolutely nothing because if I spend  
50x more time comprehending spaghetti, obfuscated Perl code it's  
irrelevant.  The main concern (my concern) is whether or not Perl 6 is  
more like Java with pre-compiled byte code (did I say that right) and  
whether or not individuals without the ability to see past the surface  
will begin to migrate towards Perl 6 for its seemingly faster  

With Perl 6 taking 10+ years, if/when it actually gets released, will  
it be technically ahead of Python 3000?  Is Parrot worth the extra  
wait the Perl 6 project is enduring?  My own answer would be a  
resounding no, but I am curious as to what others think. :)


On Jun 24, 2008, at 2:52 AM, cokofreedom at wrote:

> On Jun 24, 8:20 am, "Corey G." <ctg... at> wrote:
>> If Perl 6 ever does get on its feet and get released, how does it
>> compare to Python 3000?  Is Perl 6 more like Java now with Parrot?  I
>> just want to make sure that Python is staying competitive.
>> If this is the wrong mailing list, just let me know.  Thanks!
> Do you mean in terms of speed (parrot is a JIT?). I believe Python 3k
> will (when out of beta) will have a speed similar to what it has
> currently in 2.5, possibly with speed ups in some locations. But
> competitive-wise I think the point is Python 3k tries to remove warts
> from the Python Language to make it even more friendly to readers and
> writers alike. In that way it should/will stay competitive.
> However towards overall usage, the general advice is to stay with the
> 2.x series for now, trying to ensure your code style is moving towards
> the Py3k style, and then make the jump to the 3.x series when it is
> finialised.
> Another point, is Perl 6 ever going to get released :P
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