Peter Kleiweg in.aqua.scribis at nl.invalid
Thu Aug 19 15:37:26 CEST 2004

I implemented a lexer in Pylly and compared it to the version I
had written in Flex. Processing 219062 lines took 0.9 seconds in
C (from Flex), and 5 minutes 54 second in Python (from Pylly), a
ratio of 393 to 1.

Is this normal for Python, or does Flex produce better parsers
than Pylly? I have been looking at the code produced by Flex to
see if I could translate it to Python automaticly. But it has a
lot of goto statements, and I haven't figured out how to
translate those to Python efficiently.

What are the average times used for text processing of Python
compared to C?

Peter Kleiweg  L:NL,af,da,de,en,ia,nds,no,sv,(fr,it)  S:NL,de,en,(da,ia)
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