int() 24 times slower then long() in Python 2.3

Nick Smallbone nick at
Tue Jul 13 23:11:30 CEST 2004

"Istvan Albert" <ialbert at> wrote in message
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> Willem wrote:
> > So it may happen that old code performing well under Python 2.2 suddenly
> > slows down a considerable amount under Python 2.3 without any
> > change in the output ...
> IMO the speed at which a bunch of invalid conversions are
> executed means nothing at all. Could you come up with an example
> that show the same symptoms in a meaningful context?

What do you mean? bbbbaaaa is a hex number.

>>> int('bbbbaaaa', 16)

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