[Python-Dev] Pie-thon benchmarks

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Mon Dec 15 05:14:17 EST 2003

Guido van Rossum <guido at python.org> writes:

>> If you want a benchmark to make CPython look good, do a few hundred
>> thousand very-long int multiplications, stick 'em in a list, and
>> sort it <wink>.
> Ah, but then Dan will just add Karatsuba multiplication to Parrot,
> too.  And AFAIK, Timsort isn't patented. :-)

If something important -- like a pieing <wink> -- depends on it, and
the ints are long enough, it's not that hard to do better than
Karatsuba multiplication...


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