[pacman-dev] [PATCH 4/8] Add shims to return views on Python dicts.

Jeremy Heiner scalaprotractor at gmail.com
Thu Oct 10 06:44:01 EDT 2013

On Thu, Oct 10, 2013 at 12:43 AM, Martin Panter <vadmium+patch at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10 October 2013 00:35, Jeremy Heiner <scalaprotractor at gmail.com> wrote:
> Perhaps it might be simpler to just use Python 3’s items() etc methods
> directly. That tends to also work with Python < 3 in most cases. I
> admit I’ve never used Pacman’s test suite so perhaps the extra expense
> would be significant under Python 2?

Hi, Martin. That is a great question. My "run all tests under 2.5,
2.6, and 2.7" script takes 85 seconds either way. So it seems that
avoiding the copying gives no real boost.

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