When will Java go mainstream like Python?

Nobody nobody at nowhere.com
Wed Feb 24 02:08:18 CET 2010


On Wed, 24 Feb 2010 12:22:05 +1300, Lawrence D'Oliveiro 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 how does Python handle circular references?




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