Anyone happen to have optimization hints for this loop?

dp_pearce dp_pearce at
Tue Jul 15 16:10:34 CEST 2008

Thank you so much for all your advice. I have learnt a lot.

In the end, the solution was perhaps self evident. Why try and build a
huge string AND THEN write it to file when you can just write it to
file? Writing this much data directly to file completed in ~1.5
seconds instead of the 3-4 seconds that any of the .join methods

Interestingly, I found that my tests agreed with Bruno. There wasn't a
huge change in speed between a lot of the other methods, other than
them looking a lot tidier.

Again, many thanks.


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