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

Jack Diederich jack at performancedrivers.com
Thu Jun 1 18:21:34 CEST 2006

On Wed, May 31, 2006 at 09:10:47PM -0400, Tim Peters wrote:
> [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.
>     http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/astronomy.html?n=211
> 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.

The CCP Games CEO said they have trouble retaining talent from more
moderate latitudes for this reason.  18 hours of daylight makes them a
bit goofy and when the Winter Solstice rolls around they are apt to go
quite mad.


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