[Python-Dev] SF patch 864863: Bisect C implementation
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Wed Dec 31 00:08:04 EST 2003
Tim> Nobody can sanely accuse me of not caring about speed (see a decade
Tim> of speed-obsessed Python checkins for counterexamples <wink>), but
Tim> I cry a little each time a piece of the system gets recoded in C.
Tim> Keeping the original Python code around is a nice compromise
Tim> (pioneered, IIRC, by string.py, a loooong time ago).
It would be nice to keep the old Python implementations around for two
reasons. First, there's the obvious educational value. Second, the PyPy
folks will know where to find it when they need it. I think a Demo/Lib
subdirectory (with appropriate README) would be a reasonable place to put
such code out to pasture. It could be made available in source
distributions but never installed.
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