11 Other Language Changes

Here are all of the changes that Python 2.4 makes to the core Python language.

11.1 Optimizations

The net result of the 2.4 optimizations is that Python 2.4 runs the pystone benchmark around 5% faster than Python 2.3 and 35% faster than Python 2.2. (pystone is not a particularly good benchmark, but it's the most commonly used measurement of Python's performance. Your own applications may show greater or smaller benefits from Python 2.4.)

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