RE Module Performance

Joshua Landau joshua at
Sun Jul 28 20:19:01 CEST 2013

On 28 July 2013 09:45, Antoon Pardon <antoon.pardon at> wrote:

> Op 27-07-13 20:21, wxjmfauth at schreef:
>> utf-8 or any (utf) never need and never spend their time
>> in reencoding.
> So? That python sometimes needs to do some kind of background
> processing is not a problem, whether it is garbage collection,
> allocating more memory, shufling around data blocks or reencoding a
> string, that doesn't matter. If you've got a real world example where
> one of those things noticeably slows your program down or makes the
> program behave faulty then you have something that is worthy of
> attention.

Somewhat off topic, but befitting of the triviality of this thread, do I
understand correctly that you are saying garbage collection never causes
any noticeable slowdown in real-world circumstances? That's not remotely
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