Assignment Versus Equality

BartC bc at
Wed Jun 29 10:47:22 EDT 2016

On 29/06/2016 14:35, Chris Angelico wrote:
> On Wed, Jun 29, 2016 at 11:24 PM, BartC <bc at> wrote:
>> I used this little benchmark:
>> def fn():
>>     n=0
>>     for i in range(1000000):
>>         n+=i
>> for k in range(100):
>>     fn()
> Add, up the top:
> try: range = xrange
> except NameError: pass
> Otherwise, your Py2 tests are constructing a million-element list,
> which is a little unfair.

It made little difference (21 seconds instead of 20 seconds).

But that was on Windows. I remember that Python was much more sluggish 
on Windows than under Ubuntu on the same machine. (Maybe the Windows 
version was 32-bits or something.)

Trying it on Ubuntu, Py2 takes 6 seconds (using xrange otherwise it's 9 
seconds) , while pypy (2.7) manages 0.35 seconds.

pypy normally excels with such loops, but I recall also that it had some 
trouble with this particular benchmark, which this version must have fixed.


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