[Python-Dev] Arena-freeing obmalloc ready for testing

Tim Peters tim.peters at gmail.com
Thu Mar 2 18:27:17 CET 2006

[Tim Peters]
>> ...
>> However, the new branch isn't predictable, so who knows?

[Nick Craig-Wood]
> When compiling with gcc at least you could give the compiler a hint,
> eg
>   http://kerneltrap.org/node/4705

By "the new branch isn't predictable", I mean that there's apparently
no way to guess which way it's going to go that's better than flipping
a coin.  If I could annotate the branch with the probability of the
branch being taken, my best guess would be "half the time".

OTOH, if I rearranged the code a little, the new test could become
highly predictable.  OK, I'll do that :-)

> ...
> Excellent work!

Thanks redirected to Evan, who worked hard for a long time on this. 
Thanks, Evan!

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