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From: Jeff Garland (jeff_at_[hidden])
Date: 2007-03-17 13:10:39

Yuriy Koblents-Mishke wrote:

Catching up....

> On 3/15/07, Jeff Garland <jeff_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>> Raw, unadulterated speed.
> [snip]
> I measured a timing of my recent Python & MySQL & file I/O
> application. It involved a lot of sequential file I/O
> read/verify/reformat/output, a lot of regexp parsing of the data, and
> not really much DB access (gulped several dictionaries from MySQL
> during startup, the biggest one with 0.5 millions rows). With
> substantial amount of data to process the program was somewhat slow. I
> thought that it spends most of time in regexp parsing and looked if it
> would make sense to rewrite the codes in C++.
> Turned to be that it ate roughly 15 seconds of CPU time during 15
> minutes runs. Personally, I dropped the idea to rewrite it in C++ for
> its "raw, unadulterated speed" after the measurements...

That's fine...I don't want to start a performance argument here. And, I agree,
that for many, many apps there's no advantage. That doesn't preclude the fact
that for some there is.


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