[Twisted-Python] new pb, cPB and general PBness?

Itamar Shtull-Trauring itamar at itamarst.org
Fri Mar 24 11:27:21 EST 2006

On Fri, 2006-03-24 at 00:31 -0800, Brian Warner wrote:

> "c" PB, by which you're probably referrering to cBanana, is still around, I
> think. It replaces a small portion of the serialization process with a C
> extension. I have no idea how much this might help. The architecture of
> existing twisted.spread PB is not ideally suited towards replacing large
> parts of it with C extensions, so there is probably a limit as to how much it
> could be sped up this way.

I'm pretty sure it did speed things up, but the C code has some
potential security issues which we never got around to fixing, so it's
disabled these days. It could be enabled by users, if they're willing to
figure out the problem.

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