Performance java vs. python

Lie Ryan lie.1296 at
Thu May 21 17:08:57 CEST 2009

Sion Arrowsmith wrote:
>> OTOH, I consider it a productive day if I end up with fewer lines of code 
>> than I started with.
> A friend once justified a negative LOC count as being the sign of a
> good day with the following observation:
> Code that doesn't exist contains no bugs.
> Code that doesn't exist takes no time to execute.
> Code that doesn't exist takes up no space.
> Code that doesn't exist doesn't need maintenance.

Why not call a day productive when the UnitTest that passed has 
increased or stayed constant with reduced LOC.

> Once, when faced with a rather hairy problem that client requirements
> dictated a pure Java solution for, I coded up a fully functional
> prototype in Python to get the logic sorted out, and then translated
> it. Even given the optimisations of manual translation, and being
> able to dispose of one portion of the Python which Java supplied the
> functionality for out of the box (thread timeout, I think it was),
> the code grew by 200%. That was a very unproductive day.

Jython ?

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