RE Module Performance

Steven D'Aprano steve+comp.lang.python at
Mon Jul 15 14:36:13 CEST 2013

On Mon, 15 Jul 2013 06:06:06 -0400, Devyn Collier Johnson wrote:

> On 07/14/2013 02:17 PM, 88888 Dihedral wrote:
>> Do we want volunteers to speed up
>> search operations in the string module in Python?
> It would be nice if someone could speed it up.


88888 Dihedral is our resident bot, not a human being. Nobody knows who 
controls it, and why they are running it, but we are pretty certain that 
it is a bot responding mechanically to keywords in people's posts.

It's a very clever bot, but still a bot. About one post in four is 
meaningless jargon, the other three are relevant enough to fool people 
into thinking that maybe it is a human being. It had me fooled for a long 


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