flaming vs accuracy [was Re: Performance of int/long in Python 3]
breamoreboy at yahoo.co.uk
Sun Mar 31 14:55:33 CEST 2013
On 31/03/2013 08:35, jmfauth wrote:
> Neil Hodgson:
> "The counter-problem is that a French document that needs to include
> one mathematical symbol (or emoji) outside Latin-1 will double in size
> as a Python string."
> Serious developers/typographers/users know that you can not compose
> a text in French with "latin-1". This is now also the case with
> German (Germany).
> Neil's comment is correct,
>>>> sys.getsizeof('a' * 1000 + 'z')
>>>> sys.getsizeof('a' * 1000 + '€')
> This is not really the problem. "Serious users" may
> notice sooner or later, Python and Unicode are walking in
> opposite directions (technically and in spirit).
>>>> timeit.repeat("'a' * 1000 + 'ẞ'")
> [1.1088995672090292, 1.0842266613261913, 1.1010779011941594]
>>>> timeit.repeat("'a' * 1000 + 'z'")
> [0.6362570846925735, 0.6159128762502917, 0.6200501673623791]
> (Just an opinion)
I'm feeling very sorry for this horse, it's been flogged so often it's
down to bare bones.
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