[Python-Dev] Pie-thon benchmarks

Dan Sugalski dan at sidhe.org
Sun Dec 14 13:27:37 EST 2003

At 9:23 AM -0800 12/14/03, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>  > Not to push, folks, but the python dev community was going to write
>>  the benchmark program for the pie-off Guido and I are going to have
>>  at OSCON 2004. We're supposed to have the bytecode for the program
>>  frozen by the end of December 2003, a mere 16 days away. (I could
>>  just go with pystone, I suppose, but even .NET's faster on that
>>  one...)
>I am well aware of this.  I've got some ideas and am working on them.
>Do you remember the exact set of rules we agreed on?  I think
>metaclasses are in, and I/O is out, but I don't recall whether regular
>expressions are in or out.

Regexes were out. As I remember the challenge was pure interpreter 
speed, so no dependence on IO or external modules. I'll go see if I 
can dig out the rules. (You might have 'em on disk if you save old 
presentations -- I'm pretty sure you had 'em up on the projector 
during the announcement (or if it was me I've lost 'em :))

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