On Mon, 2002-03-04 at 03:55, Anthony Baxter wrote:
> > I think the performance hit is really quite minimal for two if statements at
> > the entry and exit point(s) of a function to turn the behaviour on and off.
> I'm not convinced. Those small increments of performance really add up.
> Look at how Python's performance over time has degraded as one after
> another small bits of cruft accumulated.
$ python1.5 pystone.py
Pystone(1.1) time for 10000 passes = 0.84
This machine benchmarks at 11904.8 pystones/second
$ python2.1 pystone.py
Pystone(1.1) time for 10000 passes = 0.77
This machine benchmarks at 12987 pystones/second
$ python2.2 pystone.py
Pystone(1.1) time for 10000 passes = 0.68
This machine benchmarks at 14705.9 pystones/second
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