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[Python-Dev] Can I make marshal.dumps() slower but stabler?



> -----Original Message-----
> From: Python-Dev <python-dev-bounces+tritium-
> list=sdamon.com at python.org> On Behalf Of Victor Stinner
> Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2018 4:01 AM
> To: Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com>
> Cc: python-dev <python-dev at python.org>
> Subject: Re: [Python-Dev] Can I make marshal.dumps() slower but stabler?
> 
> 2018-07-12 8:21 GMT+02:00 Serhiy Storchaka <storchaka at gmail.com>:
> >> Is there any real application which marshal.dumps() performance is
> >> critical?
> >
> > EVE Online is a well known example.
> 
> EVE Online has been created in 2003. I guess that it still uses Python
2.7.
> 
> I'm not sure that a video game would pick marshal in 2018.
> 

EVE doesn't use stock CPython, IIRC.  They use a version of stackless 2,
with their own patches.  If a company is willing to patch python itself, I
don't think their practices should be cited without more context about what
they actually modified.

> Victor
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