[Python-Dev] Rehabilitating fgets
Thu, 11 Jan 2001 16:28:21 +0100
On Sun, Jan 07, 2001 at 11:13:26PM -0500, Tim Peters wrote:
> I'm curious about how it performs (relative to the getc_unlocked hack) on
> other platforms. If you'd like to try that, just recompile fileobject.c
> #define'd. It should *work* on any platform with fgets() meeting the
> assumption. The new test_bufio.py std test gives it a pretty good
> correctness workout, if you're worried about that.
FreeBSD seems to work fine. Speed is practically the same as without
USE_MS_GETLINE_HACK (but with HAVE_GETC_UNLOCKED), though still not quite
the same as before all this hackery :-) Not by much though. For most tests
it's smaller than the margin of error, though the difference is still as
much as 20, 30% for the while_readline test. When using a second thread
somewhere in the test, the difference vanishes further.
Thomas Wouters <email@example.com>
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