[New-bugs-announce] [issue15145] Faster *_find_max_char

Serhiy Storchaka report at bugs.python.org
Fri Jun 22 22:51:58 CEST 2012

New submission from Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com>:

Here is patch that speed up *_find_max_char stringlib functions.


./python -m timeit -s "s='A'*20+'\x80'" "s[:-1]"
./python -m timeit -s "s='A'*20+'\U00010000'" "s[:-1]"

Results on Intel Atom N570 @ 1.66GHz:

vanilla  patched

 0.819    0.73
 0.788    0.755

components: Interpreter Core
files: find_max_char.patch
keywords: patch
messages: 163480
nosy: storchaka
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Faster *_find_max_char
type: performance
versions: Python 3.3
Added file: http://bugs.python.org/file26093/find_max_char.patch

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