Two New Python C Extensions

Tuesday, March 08, 2011.

Today I'm releasing two new Python C extensions. They've been useful in fast text record processing, but could be used for plenty of other things. YMMV.

I've had pure Python implementations of these kicking around for a while. They were slow, but it didn't matter until recently. See also a day in the life of a back-end developer:

1. Find bottleneck.
2. Remove bottleneck.
3. Repeat.
4. Every once in a while, make a bold move to throw something out that can no longer work that way and replace it with something more scalable. But while this is important, it comes up less often than you might think.

Posted by Alan on Tuesday, March 08, 2011.