RE Module Performance

Joshua Landau joshua at
Fri Jul 12 17:59:21 CEST 2013

On 12 July 2013 11:45, Devyn Collier Johnson <devyncjohnson at> wrote:
> Could you explain what you mean? What and where is the new Flexible String
> Representation?

Do not worry. jmf is on about his old rant comparing broken previous
versions of Python to newer ones which in some microbenchmarks are
slower. I don't really get why he spends his time on it.

If you're interested, the basic of it is that strings now use a
variable number of bytes to encode their values depending on whether
values outside of the ASCII range and some other range are used, as an

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