Why is IronPython faster than the Official Python Interpreter

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Published on 2009-02-02T20:21:28Z Indexed on 2010/03/15 21:59 UTC
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According to this:

http://www.codeplex.com/IronPython/Wiki/View.aspx?title=IP20VsCPy25Perf&referringTitle=IronPython%20Performance

IronPython (Python for .Net) is faster than regular Python (cPython) on the same machine. Why is this? I would think compiled C code would always be faster than the equivalent CLI bytecode.

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