[Python-Dev] Silly little benchmark

Thomas Wouters thomas@xs4all.net
Wed, 11 Jul 2001 10:23:20 +0200

On Tue, Jul 10, 2001 at 06:28:44PM -0500, Skip Montanaro wrote:

>     >> Okay, so here are some hopefully more comparable numbers.  I cvs up'd
>     >> both Python 1.6 (release16 tag) and Python 2.1 (release21-maint tag)
>     >> directories,

>     Thomas> Wrong tag; you're testing the 2.1.1 branch, not the 2.1
>     Thomas> release. 2.1.1 contains at least one small performance
>     Thomas> optimization of which the impact has not been determined :)

> I thought the whole idea of the dot dot releases was that they were supposed
> to just be bug fixes. 

They do, it just depends on what you classify as a bug. This was a small bug
in the implementation of function calls that made calling 'normal' C
functions (without keyword arguments) from Python code a bit slower than
necessary, too.

Thomas Wouters <thomas@xs4all.net>

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