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Python is slow

Python is slow. Almost all of the web applications written in
Python are slow. Zope/Plone is slow, sloow, so very slooow. Even
Google Apps is not faster. Neither is Youtube.
Facebook and Wikipedia (Mediawiki), written in PHP, are so much faster
than Python.
Okay, they probably use caching or some code compilation -- but Google
Apps and those Zope sites probably also use caching.

I've yet to see a web application written in Python which is really
fast.
Jun 27 '08 #1
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On May 22, 11:14*am, cm_gui <cmg...@gmail.c omwrote:
Python is slow. * *Almost all of the web applications written in
Python are slow. * Zope/Plone is slow, sloow, so very slooow. *Even
Google Apps is not faster. * Neither is Youtube.
Facebook and Wikipedia (Mediawiki), written in PHP, are so much faster
than Python.
Okay, they probably use caching or some code compilation -- but Google
Apps and those Zope sites probably also use caching.

I've yet to see a web application written in Python which is really
fast.
What about http://www.torontolife.com/ ? It uses Django...

Mike
Jun 27 '08 #2
On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 12:14 PM, cm_gui <cm****@gmail.c omwrote:
Python is slow. Almost all of the web applications written in
Python are slow. Zope/Plone is slow, sloow, so very slooow. Even
Google Apps is not faster. Neither is Youtube.
Facebook and Wikipedia (Mediawiki), written in PHP, are so much faster
than Python.
Okay, they probably use caching or some code compilation -- but Google
Apps and those Zope sites probably also use caching.

I've yet to see a web application written in Python which is really
fast.
Really fast, or fast enough? Because "fast enough" is all that really
matters. I don't notice any difference in HTML load time between your
various examples, what's slower is downloading all of the thumbnails
or doing AJAX calls.
Jun 27 '08 #3
I don't get what the issue is between sites that use Python and being slow,
if there is one, because there's a website online that shows the results of
a dozen or so benchmarks when comparing any two languages. Python beats PHP
in almost all the benchmarks. (it also beats almost all the other languages
(they're all scripting languages) in most of the benchmarks, lua being the
only exception i remember.)

"cm_gui" <cm****@gmail.c omwrote in message
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Python is slow. Almost all of the web applications written in
Python are slow. Zope/Plone is slow, sloow, so very slooow. Even
Google Apps is not faster. Neither is Youtube.
Facebook and Wikipedia (Mediawiki), written in PHP, are so much faster
than Python.
Okay, they probably use caching or some code compilation -- but Google
Apps and those Zope sites probably also use caching.

I've yet to see a web application written in Python which is really
fast.

Jun 27 '08 #4
On May 22, 9:14*am, cm_gui <cmg...@gmail.c omwrote:
Python is slow. * *Almost all of the web applications written in
Python are slow. * Zope/Plone is slow, sloow, so very slooow. *Even
Google Apps is not faster. * Neither is Youtube.
Facebook and Wikipedia (Mediawiki), written in PHP, are so much faster
than Python.
Okay, they probably use caching or some code compilation -- but Google
Apps and those Zope sites probably also use caching.

I've yet to see a web application written in Python which is really
fast.
This post is a troll written by someone who has already made up their
mind. I really don't recommend trying to argue here. I've written
plenty of fast, fast Python and there are countless Python processes
on servers out there that is not only fast but transparently so.
Jun 27 '08 #5
cm_gui <cm****@gmail.c omwrites:
Python is slow. Almost all of the web applications written in
Python are slow. Zope/Plone is slow, sloow, so very slooow. Even
Google Apps is not faster. Neither is Youtube.
Facebook and Wikipedia (Mediawiki), written in PHP, are so much faster
than Python.
Okay, they probably use caching or some code compilation -- but Google
Apps and those Zope sites probably also use caching.

I've yet to see a web application written in Python which is really
fast.
You're slow too. And your mum. And your car is so slow, it gets
overtaken by slugs. Whereas I'm really fast, I'll race you to the end
of the street and we'll see who wins. My mum's fast, my car's got a
super fast noisy exhaust.

So there.

--
Arnaud
Jun 27 '08 #6
On 22 mai, 18:14, cm_gui <cmg...@gmail.c omwrote:
Python is slow.
Oh, a troll...
Almost all of the web applications written in
Python are slow. Zope/Plone is slow, sloow, so very slooow. Even
Google Apps is not faster. Neither is Youtube.
Facebook and Wikipedia (Mediawiki), written in PHP, are so much faster
than Python.
Okay, they probably use caching or some code compilation -- but Google
Apps and those Zope sites probably also use caching.

I've yet to see a web application written in Python which is really
fast.
Err, a very bad troll actually. Trop gros, passera pas.
Jun 27 '08 #7
cm_gui wrote:
Python is slow. Almost all of the web applications written in
Python are slow. Zope/Plone is slow, sloow, so very slooow. Even
Google Apps is not faster. Neither is Youtube.
Facebook and Wikipedia (Mediawiki), written in PHP, are so much faster
than Python.
Okay, they probably use caching or some code compilation -- but Google
Apps and those Zope sites probably also use caching.

I've yet to see a web application written in Python which is really
fast.
You are just dead wrong about this. Bad programmers will write slow software in
any language. There are some HUGE sites using Zope. I think much of Google's
software is written in Python. I have programs that have surprised me with
their speed. If your Python program is slow, you have almost assuredly
approached it with a wrong method or algorithm. www.websafe.com is completely
written in Python and we support thousands of users uploading data
simultaneously at wire speed (and that includes AES-256 encryption on our end).

-Larry
Jun 27 '08 #8
On May 22, 6:14 pm, cm_gui <cmg...@gmail.c omwrote:
I've yet to see a web application written in Python which is really
fast.
I bet you have a slow dial-up connection.
Jun 27 '08 #9
On May 22, 12:14 pm, cm_gui <cmg...@gmail.c omwrote:
Python is slow. Almost all of the web applications written in
Python are slow. Zope/Plone is slow, sloow, so very slooow. Even
Google Apps is not faster. Neither is Youtube.
Facebook and Wikipedia (Mediawiki), written in PHP, are so much faster
than Python.
Okay, they probably use caching or some code compilation -- but Google
Apps and those Zope sites probably also use caching.

I've yet to see a web application written in Python which is really
fast.
I expect Dave Parker here any minute to tell us how Flaming Thunder
isn't slow.
Carl Banks
Jun 27 '08 #10

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