Passing function objects to timeit

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Tue Apr 1 14:18:37 CEST 2008

George Sakkis wrote:

> I'm afraid that the taken approach is worse than your patch. For one
> thing, it allows only zero-arg functions. Of course one can work
> around it by passing "lambda: f(...)" but that's adding extra overhead
> which can be measurable for small fast functions. Even if passing
> *args and **kwds to a Timer is allowed, that's still going to be
> slower (because of tuple unpacking and whatnot) as Steven's attempt
> above showed.
> I think it's at least worth bringing this to the attention of the
> developers.

I decided to give it a try:


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