How to increase the speed of this program?

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at
Tue Nov 28 20:07:07 CET 2006

John Machin wrote:

> Thanks, that's indeed faster than array(t, [v]*n) but what I had in
> mind was something like an additional constructor:
> array.filledarray(typecode, repeat_value, repeat_count)
> which I speculate should be even faster.

before you add a new API, you should probably start by borrowing the 
repeat code from Object/stringobject.c and see if the speedup is good 


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