[Python-Dev] A new dictionary implementation
First, I've back-ported your patch on python 3.2.2 (which was relatively
easy). Almost all tests pass, and those that don't are always failing on
my machine if I remember. The patch can be found here: http://goo.gl/nSzzY
Then, I compared memory footprint of one of our applications (300,000 LOC)
and saw it about 6% less than on vanilla python 3.2.2 (660 MB of reserved
process memory compared to 702 MB; Linux Gentoo 64bit) The application is
written in heavy OOP style (for instance, ~1000 classes are generated by our
ORM on the fly, and there are approximately the same amount of hand-written
ones) so I hoped for a much bigger saving.
As for the patch itself I found one use-case, where python with the patch
def __init__(self, msg):
self.msg = msg
f = Foo('123')
The above snippet works perfectly on vanilla py3.2, but fails on the patched
one (even on 3.3 compiled from your 'cpython_new_dict' branch) I'm not sure
that it's a valid code, though. If not, then we need to fix some python
internals to add exact type check in 'getattr', in the 'operator.getattr', etc.
And if it is - your patch needs to be fixed. In any case, I propose to add
the above code to the python test-suite, with either expecting a result or an
On 2012-02-15, at 12:58 PM, Mark Shannon wrote:
> Any opinions on my new dictionary implementation?
> I'm happy to take silence on the PEP as tacit approval,
> but the code definitely needs reviewing.
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