Thu, 26 Sep 2002
Thought for the day, courtesy python-list .sig
Keeping medicines from the bloodstreams of the sick; food from the bellies
of the hungry; books from the hands of the uneducated; technology from the
underdeveloped; and putting advocates of freedom in prisons.  Intellectual
property is to the 21st century what the slave trade was to the 16th.
-- Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters (aka David Mertz)
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SQLite 1000 results are in

I haven't bothered running the benchmark on the dbms with 1000 users and issues, given their performance with 100 ;)

Test name       fetch  journl jprops lookup filter filtml TOTAL
 sqlite: 1000   3.99   59.25  5.08   1.15   3.95   222.80 296.23

A bit concerned by the filtml number. That's about double what I was expecting (even 111s is too high). I think I'm going to have to poke around pysqlite and see what it's up to ...

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Gah, XML in Python

Some people take XML too far... /F proposes that the following be valid Python:

fragment1 = <element>some content</element>

fragment2 = <element>
    <!-- a comment -->
    some content
    <child attribute='value'>
      spam & egg

What I don't see on that page is a justification for the proposal...

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Melbourne Fringe Festival, 2002

"We should celebrate Fringe. It makes it possible for us to think we have a culture." -- Arpad Mihaly (festival director) via theage)

See what's on.

Oh, and there's no Fringe Parade this year due to the spiraling costs (even though there hasn't been a single public liability claim in the Fringe's 20 years) ... but ...ehem ... that won't necessarily stop people from converging on Brunswick St on Sunday. Not that the organisers are encouraging people to take over the street. Actively.

See you there :)

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