[GLLUG] PHP vs Python

Sean O'Malley picasso at madflower.com
Fri Nov 9 16:38:14 EST 2007

On Fri, 9 Nov 2007, Marshal Newrock wrote:

> I've never heard anyone say Java is fast.

Java is fast. It is what Apple was using to do the genetics search stuff
with. (i cant think of the name of it.) and sun is pushing it hard.

They have made significant improvements in speed/optimization of the
interpreters over the last several years. In fact you can find FFT
libraries for specific processors now for HPC applications


While there is the ever present footprint argument (i am not sure who wins
this but.), just remember that was the one reason mysql used to kick butt
over postgres because it had a 2M vs 4M footprint which was a big deal if
you only had 32M of real ram to work with. However, most video cards have
more then 32M of ram now.

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