speeding up string.split()

Thomas Wouters thomas at xs4all.net
Sun May 27 19:05:29 EDT 2001

On Sun, May 27, 2001 at 10:33:03PM +0000, jcm wrote:
> Remco Gerlich <scarblac at pino.selwerd.nl> wrote:

> It'd be Nice if the Python parser (or bytecode-compiler or whatever
> non-runtime thing is most appropriate) would translate the addition of
> two string literals into a single string.  Or maybe it does this
> already?  I haven't tried.

No, it doesn't, in the same way that a negative integer literal doesn't
exist. That's one of the reason there is 'string literal concatenation':
adjacent string literals (that is, "foo" "bar" with only whitespace between
them) are concatenated at compile time. 

Thomas Wouters <thomas at xs4all.net>

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