I don't understand why this question was closed, and then why it was deleted. Here is the question body:
Why is Python such a slow language, on average, compared to C/C++? I learned Python as my first programming language, but I've only just started with C and already I can feel and see the difference.
The title is argumentative (and should be replaced with 'Why does Python run more slowly than C?'), but this is not a subjective question. In general, Python code does run more slowly than C code. This is a fact. It's not a particularly surprising fact - Python is an interpreted language, and CPython is implemented in C. As the top answer states:
It is true that C code usually runs 10 to 100 times faster than Python code if you measure only the execution time. However if you also include the development time Python often beats C. For many projects the development time is far more critical than the run time performance.
This is an obvious beginner question someone new to Python might ask. There are two excellent, interesting technical answers, with 26 and 17 votes respectively. They are clear, unambiguous responses. I am a Python programmer. I am interested in the answers.
Does anyone really believe that rather than editing this, we're all just better off without it? If so, I'd be fascinated to hear your point of view. Otherwise, please vote to reopen. I'll even edit the title for you.