A million requests per second with Python

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Changing Python’s string search algorithms

Fredrik Lundh crafted our current string search algorithms, and they've served us very well. They're nearly always as fast as dumbest-possible brute force search, and sometimes much faster. This was bought with some very cheap one-pass preprocessing of t... (more…)

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