Python speed-up

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Wed Sep 22 17:12:11 CEST 2004

Phil Frost wrote:

> For the seccond part, try replacing
>   encoded_text = encoded_text[8:]
> with
>   del encoded_text[:8]
Die you try it?

>>> encoded_text = "thus quoth the raven"
>>> del encoded_text[:8]
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
TypeError: object doesn't support slice deletion

The immutability of strings slows down the OP's approach and makes your
remedy impossible.


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