[Python-de] Re: [Jython-users] Why eval function in Jython is so slow?

Diez B. Roggisch deets at web.de
Fre Sep 23 19:16:52 CEST 2005

FAN wrote:
> JVM was wrote in C

Thats not true - java is slower than C - because of its dynamic nature 
and runtime checks (like boundary checks and so on). Just because it is 
written in C doesn't sayy anything beyond that it runs on computers...

Python is even more dynamic than java - which maks CPython already 
slwoerr than java. Adding that togehter, and you are there.

> it should not slow than CPython, Jython script was
> compiled to java class before it run. So it should not be so slow than
> CPython I think.

Your jython code is _not_ compiled to java. Especially not with eval, 
which whole purpose is of being interpreted at runtime. And even if you 
used jythonc - it wouldn't make much of a difference, as jythonc is not 
so much a compiler for speed reasons but sort of a freezing tool that 
makes jython objects callable from java. Not more, not less.

And you still haven't answered the question _why_ you need that 
performance. If thats your ultimate goal - use assembler :)