[Python-Dev] Benchmarking "fun" (was Re: Python 2.1 slower than 2.0)
Wed, 31 Jan 2001 23:24:43 +0100
Tim Peters wrote:
> [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).
We're still in alpha, no ?
Adding pymalloc is not much of
a deal since it fits nicely with the Python malloc macros and
giving the package a nice spin by putting it into a Python alpha
release would sure create more confidence in this nice piece
of work. We can always take it out again before going into the
Or do we have a 2.1 feature freeze already ?
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