Getting involved

Sophie Sperner sophie.sperner at
Sat Jan 7 07:01:12 EST 2012

On Jan 7, 11:53 am, Stefan Behnel <stefan... at> wrote:
> Andrew Berg, 07.01.2012 12:16:
> > On 1/7/2012 4:59 AM, Sophie Sperner wrote:
> >> Could you please list me 2 or 3 projects in Python and/or Java which
> >> are currently active (vivid) and useful?
> > If you really want to mix Python and Java, you could help the Jython
> > project [...]
> A big issue that I have with Jython is that its ElementTree XML parser
> support is so increadibly slow. It could seriously benefit from a better
> integration between the Java XML support it uses and the Python ElementTree
> module that it inherits from CPython. Considering that XML is a requirement
> in many real world applications, especially in the Java world, you (Sophie)
> might be interested in adding all three of Python, Java and XML to your
> toolbox at the same time, while also learning how to benchmark and optimise
> Java and Python code. I think that would pretty quickly get you up to speed
> with real world software development.
> Stefan

Sounds interesting. Are you a developer or user of Jython? Can you
tell me
more about this particular issue? Or it is easier to check

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