[Python-Dev] I think my set module is ready for prime time; comments?
Tue, 23 Jan 2001 14:56:05 -0500 (EST)
>>>>> "ESR" == Eric S Raymond <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
ESR> Jeremy Hylton <email@example.com>: Content-Description:
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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.
ESR> Not surprising. 88 elements is getting pretty large.
Large for what? I've got directories with that many files and modules
with the many names defined at the top-level :-). I'm just reporting
the range of set sizes I've encountered for a real application. In
general, I expect a few hundred elements should be handled without
trouble by most Python containers.