[pypy-dev] algorithm used for float -> str conversion

Alexandre Fayolle alexandre.fayolle at logilab.fr
Thu Jun 30 09:26:50 CEST 2011


Hello,

I just came across http://www.serpentine.com/blog/2011/06/29/here-be-dragons-
advances-in-problems-you-didnt-even-know-you-had/ which talk about a paper 
submitted last year about a fast float -> str conversion routine. I don't know 
what is currently used in pypy (or in Python actually), probably the 
underlying libc's implementation, but this could be something interesting for 
people writing lots of floats in csv files.

Cheers

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