Tiny computers vs. Big Languages

Andrew MacIntyre andymac at bullseye.apana.org.au
Sun Aug 25 18:58:26 EDT 2002

On Sun, 25 Aug 2002, Wolfgang Strobl wrote:

> - To my surprise, the Python version of compare is noticeably faster
> with Python 2.3 (cvs version from friday) than with 2.2.1:  42 µs
> instead of 50 µs for a single call.

There have been a number of performance enhancements applied to CVS of
late, including efforts to reduce internal function call overhead.

2.3 should be generally a better performer than 2.2, although new-style
classes still appear to be carrying more baggage than GvR would like.

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