PyCon Pittsburgh. April 15-23, 2020.

Talk: Why is Python slow?

Presented by:

Anthony Shaw


When Python completes a comparable application 2–10x slower than another language, why is it slow, and can’t we make it faster?
In this talk, we’re going to explore different theories to understand what makes Python slow, what tasks it’s fast at executing, and how you can make it faster.
Then, finally, we’ll explore what is coming in future versions of Python that might speed it up once and for all.


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