Thu, 02 May 2002 00:53:33 -0400
>>> FreeBSD 4.4 (2.1.1 w/o pymalloc)
>>> justpush 89.72
>>> justzip 110.41
>>> FreeBSD 4.4 (recent CVS with pymalloc)
>>> justpush 19.21
>>> justzip 46.32
>>> I'm surprised at the difference in the 2 sets of results on
>>> it. AFAIK, the compiler version and switches are identical for
>>> the two interpreters (the 2.1.1 is from the binary package on the
>>> FreeBSD 4.4 CDs).
>> justpush() primarily tests realloc() speed, and pymalloc isn't (yet)
>> involved in managing list-gut memory. So I expect this has much more
>> to do with the libc(s) they're using than with the compiler(s).
> I was only referring to the two FreeBSD runs,
> where the same libc is involved.
That I didn't know (only the compiler was mentioned above). So you've got
your own mystery. What are you going to do about it <wink>? Calling the
platform realloc is the only potentially expensive thing justpush() does,
pymalloc isn't involved with list realloc, and your 2.1.1 spent 70 extra
seconds doing *something*.