Python(2.5) reads an input file FASTER than pure C(Mingw)

n00m n00m at
Sat Apr 26 22:12:43 CEST 2008

>> char vs[1002000][99];

In the file 1001622(or so) records like phone number + f/l names.
So the reserving makes sense, i think. Populating of vector<string>
is by zillion times slower.

>> Is there an implementation of f.readlines on the internet somewhere?

I was greatly surprised how fast it is. As a matter of fact, it's the
of my message here.

>> BTW why are you declaring the array as 99 and pass 999 to fgets to read a

It doesn't matter. All the same, reading of a current line stopped at
Big number 999(9999,99999,...) just ensures that each line is read up
to its end.

>> fgets is part of the standard C++ library and it lives in the std

I thought it's from <stdio.h>. Anyway, it does not matter. PS Thanx
for the code.

Origin of my "discovery" is from
I never thought it can be done in Python (there are a couple of Py
even faster than mine) and without stuff like radix sort etc.

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