[Python-Dev] str.count is slow

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Tue Feb 28 01:24:50 CET 2006

martin at v.loewis.de wrote:

> > it's about time that someone sat down and merged the string and unicode
> > implementations into a single "stringlib" code base (see the SRE sources for
> > an efficient way to do this in plain C). [1]
> [...]
> > 1) anyone want me to start working on this ?
> This would be a waste of time: In Python 3, the string type will be
> gone (or, rather, the unicode type, depending on the point of view).

no matter what ends up in Python 3, you'll still need to perform operations
on both 8-bit buffers and Unicode buffers.

(not to mention that a byte type that doesn't support find/split/count etc
is pretty useless).


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