[Python-Dev] Tutorial: Brief Introduction to the Standard Library

Raymond Hettinger python at rcn.com
Mon Dec 1 16:30:19 EST 2003

 [Michael Chermside]
> So I'd say DO include a (brief!) tutorial example on using timeit. But
> perhaps craft the example so it shows two approaches, one readable
> and one obscure, and the obscure one is shown to be FASTER but not
> MUCH faster, and is therefore DROPPED in favor of the more readable.
> (Hey... rigging the problem set in order to model good practices is an
> old teacher's trick I've used often.)

Especially, in the tutorial, stacking the deck is fair play.

> And having piped up with my own 2c, I'd better pay up. Raymond... if
> you're working on this and need help, send me an example or two of
> modules (so I can try to follow your style) and I'll volunteer to
> one for timeit.

I expect to be able to wrap it up this weekend.


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