[Tutor] fast list traversal

Kent Johnson kent37 at tds.net
Thu Oct 30 21:01:45 CET 2008

On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 2:36 PM, Dinesh B Vadhia
<dineshbvadhia at hotmail.com> wrote:
> I need to process a large number (> 20,000) of long and variable length
> lists (> 5,000 elements) ie.
> for element in long_list:
>     <do something with element>        # the result of this operation is not
> a list
> The performance is reasonable but I wonder if there are faster Python
> methods?

A list comprehension might be faster. A specific code example would
help, optimizations are pretty specific to the job at hand.


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