Python 3 read() function

Istvan Albert istvan.albert at
Thu Dec 4 19:40:41 CET 2008

On Dec 4, 1:31 pm, Terry Reedy <tjre... at> wrote:

> Jerry Hill wrote:

> > That's 3 orders of magnitude slower on python3.0!
> Timing of os interaction may depend on os.  I verified above on WinXp
> with 4 meg Pythonxy.chm file.  Eye blink versus 3 secs, duplicated.  I
> think something is wrong that needs fixing in 3.0.1.

I believe that the slowdowns are even more substantial when opening
the file in text mode.

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