[Python-Dev] Benchmarking "fun" (was Re: Python 2.1 slower than 2.0)

Tim Peters tim.one@home.com
Wed, 31 Jan 2001 17:10:12 -0500

[Michael Hudson]
> ...
> Can anyone try this on Windows?  Seeing as windows malloc
> reputedly sucks, maybe the differences would be bigger.

No time now (pymalloc is a non-starter for 2.1).  Was tried in the past on
Windows.  Helped significantly.  Unclear how much was simply due to
exploiting the global interpreter lock, though.  "Windows" is also a
multiheaded beast (e.g., NT has very different memory performance
characteristics than 95).