[Python-Dev] Re: 2.4 news reaches interesting places

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Mon Dec 13 18:07:04 CET 2004

Stephan Deibel wrote:

> BTW, I can't resist my own favorite speed anecdote:  I once wrote a
> one-off script to process down a couple of gigabytes of variously
> fragmented web logs into month-by-month files.  I thought I was being
> naive doing f.readline() in a for loop with some date parsing code for
> each entry.  But I was completely astounded how fast it processed -- and
> it just worked the first time around.

I was doing the same thing today (well, processing system logs, not web logs)
and was completely baffled when I found that a program that just worked the
first time around on our development machine, crashed with a MemoryError
on the production machine.

oh well.


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