Python performance through times

I recently compiled all Python version from v2.2 to 3.0b, to see how their performance compares. I decided to not use pybench, but to take some of the benchmarks from the [|Computer Language Benchmarks Game] instead (hoping they are slightly more "real use" realistic). I compiled all versions of Python identically, using the same compiler (4.3.0) and the same optimization options ("-O3 -march=core2 -mtune=core2").


Yahoo Search Web Services

Well, it's finally official, Yahoo released the search APIs to the public. The [|Developer Network] has all sort of documentation, and downloads of example code and APIs. Obviously, you should use Python. Swaroop has already begun hacking, writing a [|QT Image search] tool thingie. The Python APIs are hosted on SourceForge, at .

I'm about 50% done with my next search project, a Gimp plugin that lets me search for Images, preview the thumbnail, and then import the selected image(s) as layers into the Gimp. I'll post with screenshots once it's looking less gimpy.


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