[Python-Dev] CHUNKSIZE

Paul Prescod paul@prescod.net
Sat, 27 Apr 2002 10:07:21 -0700


xreadlines' default CHUNKSIZE is 8K. minidom defaults to double that.

Have those values been keeping up with machine RAM inflation and should
they? I presume others have thought this through but my probably-naive
impression is that getting data in such little bytes is a waste of time
on machines with tens or hundreds of megabytes of RAM.

 Paul Prescod