When will Java go mainstream like Python?

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Wed Feb 24 00:22:05 CET 2010

In message <mailman.99.1266915651.4577.python-list at python.org>, Ishwor 
Gurung wrote:

> Java - The JVM code been hacked to death by Sun engineers (optimised)
> Python - The PVM code has seen speed-ups in Unladen or via Pyrex..
> ad-infinitum but nowhere as near to JVM

Python is still faster, though. I think a key reason is that its VM supports 
reference-counting, which the Java folks never quite got the grasp of.

So you see, it’s all about working smarter, not harder.

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