Strange array.array performance
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Thu Mar 12 01:48:38 CET 2009
In article <mailman.324.1235098726.11746.python-list at python.org>,
Maxim Khitrov <mkhitrov at gmail.com> wrote:
>Interesting, though I'm not able to replicate that last outcome. The
>string method is still the fastest on my machine. Furthermore, it
>looks like the order in which you do the multiplication also matters -
>(8 * size * '\0') is faster than ('\0' * 8 * size).
That's not surprising -- the latter does two string multiplication
operations, which I would expect to be slower than int multiplication.
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