List problem

Bengt Richter bokr at
Tue Nov 2 20:40:53 CET 2004

On Mon, 1 Nov 2004 11:01:15 +0200, aleaxit at (Alex Martelli) wrote:

>Bengt Richter <bokr at> wrote:
>   ...
>> >I ran these on an 800 MHz laptop, the one I invariably use for netting
>> >-- best ergonomics.  OK, I'll try with faster machines when I get a
>> >chance -- I'm surprised you measure almost a 1:2 ratio with _br faster.
>> >
>> Maybe the listcomp optimizations were introduced in 2.3.4? Or even 2.4.x?
>2.4, I think.
>> I have Python 2.3.2 on an old 300 MHz P2 with 320 MB RAM and NT4 as OS,
>> so the mystery deepens ;-)
>The real mistery is why you don't download and install 2.4b1, which can
>perfectly live side by side with your (outdated) 2.3 install...!-)
>Python's quality depends on people downloading and trying out the betas,
>after all.  If knowledgeable enthusiasts like you don't do it, who?-)
Ok, I made an effort ;-) The newfangled M$ installer is not compatible
with my NT4 service pack level, so I will have to build from tgz. Ok, but
my disk is too full for that at the moment ;-( So it will have to wait.

Bengt Richter

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