[Python-Dev] Let's stop eating exceptions in dict lookup

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Thu Jun 1 03:10:47 CEST 2006

[Martin Blais]
> I'm still looking for a benchmark that is not amazingly uninformative
> and crappy.  I've been looking around all day, I even looked under the
> bed, I cannot find it.  I've also been looking around all day as well,
> even looked for it shooting out of the Iceland geysirs, of all
> places--it's always all day out here it seems, day and day-- and I
> still can't find it.  (In the process however, I found Thule beer and
> strangely dressed vikings, which makes it all worthwhile.)

For those who don't know, Martin stayed on in Iceland after the NFS
sprint.  He shows clear signs above of developing photon madness.


Where that says "sunset", don't read "dark" -- it just means the top
of the sun dips a bit below the horizon for a few hours.  It never
gets dark this time of year.

If you haven't experienced this, no explanation can convey the
other-worldly sense of it.  Combined with Iceland's astonishing and
beautiful geography, a North American boy (like Martin or me) could
swear they were transported to a different planet.  It's one I'd love
to visit again, but back home for a few days now I still turn the
lights off for about half an hour each night and just sit here
cherishing darkness :-)

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