[Python-Dev] I think my set module is ready for prime time; comments?

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 13:55:30 -0500

Jeremy Hylton <jeremy@alum.mit.edu>:
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> The tests showed that dictionary-based sets were always faster.  For
> small tests (3 operations), the difference was about 10 percent.  For
> larger tests (88 operations), the difference ranged from 180 to almost
> 700 percent.

Not surprising.  88 elements is getting pretty large.
		<a href="http://www.tuxedo.org/~esr/">Eric S. Raymond</a>

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