[Python-Dev] are NULL checks in Objects/abstract.c really needed?

M.-A. Lemburg mal@lemburg.com
Thu, 13 Mar 2003 17:30:09 +0100

Michal Vitecek wrote:
> Michael Hudson wrote:
>>> okay - i did as you said and the speed-up is only 2.1% so it's not
>>> probably worth it. here come the numbers:
>>I didn't say "*two* point one", I said "*nought* point one"!:
>  crap. i found the problem - on a _completely unused_ computer the
>  difference is indeed only ~0.7%. my apologies for false alarm :/

I'd rather suggest to take a look at making more use of
the available Python macros in the interpreter.

Things like PyInt_AsLong() can often be written as PyInt_AS_LONG()
because there's a type check only a few lines above the call.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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