Python's Performance

Laszlo Zsolt Nagy gandalf at
Sat Oct 8 09:49:05 CEST 2005

Dave wrote:

> Hello All,
> I would like to gather some information on Python's runtime 
> performance. As far as I understand, it deals with a lot of string 
> objects. Does it require a lot string processing during program 
> execution? How does it handle such time-consuming operations? Is there 
> a way to find out how many string operations (perhaps in the 
> underlying system) ) it does during program execution?

Do you want to know how many internal string operations are done inside 
the Python interpreter? I believe it is not a useful information. There 
are benchmarks testing the *real performance* of Python.

For example:


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