[Python-Dev] Silly little benchmark

Skip Montanaro skip@pobox.com (Skip Montanaro)
Thu, 12 Jul 2001 08:13:16 -0500

    Tim> AFAIK, nobody did anything *except* discuss it so far.  Insert an
    Tim> early special case for sequence cat, and you slow each numeric
    Tim> addition by the time it takes to fail that test, so there's no
    Tim> killer argument either way.  int+int is special-cased by
    Tim> BINARY_ADD, but everything else goes thru the general machinery.

Hmmm... What file we talkin' about Willis?  If we did

    test for int+int
    test for string+string
    general machinery

we might speed up a couple very common cases enough to have an overall win.