Angry Jesus writes:
We all know that python is slower than compiled languages like C. But what can you do about it? Jake VanderPlas, director of research in the physical sciences for the university of Washington's eScience institute, digs into python's internals to explain how it works and what program design choices you can make to use python efficiently.
http://benchmarksgame.alioth.debian.org/u64/benchm ark.php?test=all&lang=v8&lang2=python3&data=u64 [debian.org]
That said it's strange it's slower than normal PHP: http://benchmarksgame.alioth.debian.org/u64/benchm ark.php?test=all&lang=php&lang2=python3&data=u64 [debian.org]
The benchmarks are old but I think my point still remains true :).