should writing Unicode files be so slow

Ben Finney ben+python at
Sat Mar 20 00:01:44 CET 2010

"Gabriel Genellina" <gagsl-py2 at> writes:

> Ok. Your test program is too large to determine what's going on. Try
> to determine first *which* part is slow:

Right. This is done by the diagnostic technique of writing *new*,
minimal, complete programs that exercise each piece of the functionality

You're not tinkering with the existing program that's misbehaving;
you're trying to *recreate* the misbehaviour under a simpler

Hope that helps. Feel free to continue posting complete minimal programs
that exercise one thing and show behaviour you're unsure about.

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Ben Finney

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