interned names [Re: Next Round]

Lars Marius Garshol larsga at
Fri Jan 22 15:41:33 GMT 1999

For what it's worth I modified xmlproc to intern _all_ names it
encounters yesterday. The net result under Python 1.5.2b1 was that
speed on the non-validating benchmark went down from 30.7 seconds to
29.0, and on the validating benchmark it went down from 106 to 100.
I guess the real costs lie elsewhere. :)

I did not check memory consumption, but I suppose you need to build a
DOM tree to really notice that, since without an application the
parser hardly uses more than its data buffer anyway.

--Lars M.

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