[Python-Dev] Unicode charmap decoders slow
"Martin v. Löwis"
martin at v.loewis.de
Wed Oct 5 08:47:54 CEST 2005
Tony Nelson wrote:
> But is there really no way to say this fast in pure Python? The way a
> one-to-one byte mapping can be done with "".translate()?
Well, .translate isn't exactly pure Python. One-to-one between bytes
and Unicode code points simply can't work. Just try all alternatives
yourself and see if you can get any better than charmap_decode.
Some would argue that charmap_decode *is* fast.
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