[GLLUG] PHP vs Python

Richard Houser rick at divinesymphony.net
Sat Nov 10 11:11:47 EST 2007

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Sean O'Malley wrote:
> 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.

Java isn't fast, but is it fast enough that you aren't going to see a
big enough performance difference to justify not using it.  The
difference should be much less than, say, the difference between
processor revisions, such as the equivalent of a 3700-3750 X2 running
your code instead of a 3800 X2.

The big differences come down to methodologies of how you use the code
and what factors change in the design as a result.  Java used to be very
slow back in the 1.1-1.2 days, but nowadays, all the critical parts of
the code end up triggering the JIT compilers and those sections then run
a translated equivalent in native code.
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