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Author vstinner
Recipients larry, methane, serhiy.storchaka, vstinner
Date 2017-01-16.17:30:51
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Changes 27dc9a1c061e and 01b06ca45f64 converted the str (Unicode) methods to Argument Clinic, cool! But str methods taking more than one argument use positional-only arguments.

Currently, Argument Clinic doesn't use METH_FASTCALL for these methods, but METH_VARARGS.

There are two options:

* Allow passing arguments as keywoards: str.replace(old='a', new='b')
* Enhance Argument Clinic to use also METH_FASTCALL for functions using positional-only functions

The goal is to speedup method calls. Example with str.replace():

$ ./python-patch -m perf timeit '"a".replace("x", "y")' --duplicate=100 --compare-to ./python-ref
python-ref: ..................... 132 ns +- 1 ns
python-patch: ..................... 102 ns +- 2 ns

Median +- std dev: [python-ref] 132 ns +- 1 ns -> [python-patch] 102 ns +- 2 ns: 1.30x faster (-23%)
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