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Author pitrou
Recipients benjamin.peterson, ezio.melotti, lemburg, methane, pitrou, serhiy.storchaka, terry.reedy, vstinner, xiang.zhang
Date 2017-09-18.19:11:47
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Judging by the numbers, this optimization does not sound worth the hassle.  It is quite rare to iterate over all characters in a long text while doing so little work with them that the cost of iteration is significant.

By the way:

> Sorry for using the word hieroglyphs for Chinese characters. I didn't know how they are named in English.

I think the word you were looking for is "ideogram".
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