Forum OpenACS Q&A: Response to Article on ACS x Zope

Posted by Pedro Lima on
Titus Brown wrote a long time ago...

"I've extended both Python and Tcl; the interpreter for Tcl is leaner, and both are written quite cleanly. Based
solely on this I can't believe that Tcl would be slower than Python. If anything, the abstraction involved in
Python's (well-integrated) object system would probably tend to make Python slower... (I would be happy to
offer people accounts on a vanilla system to run benchmarks.) "

I just saw a report comparing several languages (tcl, python, perl, java, C, C++ and rexx). You can find it

It shows that perl is faster than python which is faster that tcl. Although this could hardly be important enough to make it a decision
criterium, IMHO.