Re: Fast string operations. Concatenate benchmarks on SBCL.



Ken Tilton <kentilton@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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| Rob Warnock wrote:
| > Ken Tilton <kentilton@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
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| > | Tim Bradshaw wrote:
| > | > Ken Tilton wrote:
| > | >>This is an ex-concatenator!
| > | >
| > | > Are you implying that once it *was* a concatenator?
| > |
| > | 'Twas, when 'twas this:
| > | (defun string-append0 (&rest strings) ... )
| > |
| > | > Looks more like a parrot to me.
| > |
| > | Sorry?
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| >
| > The Monty Python "dead parrot" sketch...
|
| Don't know it. Shame about the bird. Nice plumage?
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Don't know, actually. Never saw it up-close'n'personal-like m'self
[small screen on the telly, don'cha know], but it is said to have
been a "Norwegian Blue". For a *great* overview, see:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dead_Parrot
...
Plot
Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow
[...but not a full transcript; for that see below --rpw3]
...
Dead Parrot" in Popular Culture
At Graham Chapman's memorial service, Cleese began his eulogy by
stating that Graham Chapman was no more, that he had ceased to
be, that he had expired and gone on to meet his maker, and so on.
...
Shortly before her downfall as Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher
described this party in her deadpan 'comedy' voice, saying "this
is a dead parrot, it has ceased to be."
...
A short South Park skit, created specially for the BBC's Python Night,
paid homage to the Parrot Sketch. Cartman tries to explain to Kyle,
the shopkeeper, that Kenny is dead, borrowing nearly all of the
dialogue from the Parrot sketch.
...[and *numerous* other references & allusions!]...

For verbatim(?) transcripts of various versions of the sketch
[they did it many times, with variations], see:

http://orangecow.org/pythonet/pet-shop.html [with pictures]
http://www.davidpbrown.co.uk/jokes/monty-python-parrot.html
http://www.mtholyoke.edu/~ebarnes/python/dead-parrot.htm


-Rob

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