[Python-Dev] nested scopes confusion

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@zope.com
Tue, 4 Dec 2001 15:41:29 -0500 (EST)

>>>>> "TH" == Thomas Heller <thomas.heller@ion-tof.com> writes:

  >> But the performance characteristics of class vs. function is
  >> really the bottleneck of your application?  Are you sure that
  >> nested fuctions are really cheaper?

  TH> Calling a.test() takes 3.3 microseconds, and c.test() takes 3.16
  TH> microseconds.

So I 5% difference, based on a single set of measurements with one
compiler/platform/etc., is enough to go out of your way to avoid
classes?  That seems conceivable for some very small set of
applications, but not in general.