[Python-Dev] Problems with the new unicodectype.c
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
Thu, 6 Jul 2000 10:33:23 -0400 (EDT)
Fredrik Lundh writes:
> Just noticed that _sre.c takes ages to compile on my linux
> box, and comes out as a 450k object module.
> it's under 30k on Windows.
Wow! Maybe try turning off optimizations? I think there's an
option to just turn off inlining, bt I don't know if you can limit the
number of recursive inlines. A simpler option: surround the "inline"
directive with #ifndef __GNUC__ / #endif.
> Methinks gcc expands recursive inlined functions a bit more
> than visual C. I'll try do get it down under 100k before the
> final release...
Now, if we could do that for unicodedata and ucnhash, a lot more
people would be happy!
Marc-Andre, Bill: Would it be reasonable to have perfect_hash.py
actually compress the text strings used for the character names?
Since there's such a limited alphabet in use, something special
purpose would probably be easy and do a lot of good. When checking
the lookup, you could easily decode the string in the table to do the
Fred L. Drake, Jr. <fdrake at beopen.com>
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