Python interpreter speed

Ryniek90 ryniek90 at
Sun Apr 19 18:11:22 CEST 2009


Standard Python interpreter's implementation is written in C language. C 
code while compilation, is compilled into machine code (the fastest 
code). Python code is compiled into into byte-code which is also some 
sort of fast machine code. So why Python interpreter is slower than Java 
VM? Being written in C and compilled into machine code, it should be as 
fast as C/Asm code.
What's wrong with that?

Greets and thank you.

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