need fast parser for comma/space delimited numbers
herzog at online.de
Sat Mar 18 21:14:13 CET 2000
Les Schaffer <godzilla at netmeg.net> writes:
> >>>>> ">" == Gordon McMillan <gmcm at hypernet.com> writes:
> >> Second, benchmark against "int" and "float".
> okay. i noticed in the Scientific Python modules K. Hinsen uses
I haven't seen those, but...
> something like this
> numb = exec( str )
..I guess you mean eval()
> with str being things like ' 4.235 ', etc. i wonder which is faster?
> (thinking out loud)
int/float should be faster because eval creates an intermediate code
object which is then executed by the bytecode interpreter. eval has the
advantage that it automatically distinguishes between ints and floats,
though, and other literals and even expressions for that matter.
It is, of yourse a gaping security hole unless you use rexec.
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