Kris Kennaway kris at
Mon Aug 11 19:17:56 CEST 2008

Peter Otten wrote:
> Kris Kennaway wrote:
>> Peter Otten wrote:
>>> M8R-n7vorv at wrote:
>>>> On Aug 10, 10:10 pm, Kris Kennaway <k... at> wrote:
>>>>> jlist wrote:
>>>>>> I think what makes more sense is to compare the code one most
>>>>>> typically writes. In my case, I always use range() and never use
>>>>>> psyco. But I guess for most of my work with Python performance hasn't
>>>>>> been a issue. I haven't got to write any large systems with Python
>>>>>> yet, where performance starts to matter.
>>>>> Hopefully when you do you will improve your programming practices to
>>>>> not make poor choices - there are few excuses for not using xrange ;)
>>>>> Kris
>>>> And can you shed some light on how that relates with one of the zens
>>>> of python ?
>>>> There should be one-- and preferably only one --obvious way to do it.
>>> For the record, the impact of range() versus xrange() is negligable -- on
>>> my machine the xrange() variant even runs a tad slower. So it's not clear
>>> whether Kris actually knows what he's doing.
>> You are only thinking in terms of execution speed.  
> Yes, because my remark was made in the context of the particular benchmark
> supposed to be the topic of this thread.

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