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From "Shalabh Chaturvedi (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (AVRO-1928) Python double/float encoding implementation should use built-in struct support for little endian
Date Thu, 13 Apr 2017 03:36:41 GMT

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Shalabh Chaturvedi updated AVRO-1928:
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    Affects Version/s: 1.8.3
                       1.8.2

> Python double/float encoding implementation should use built-in struct support for little
endian
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: AVRO-1928
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/AVRO-1928
>             Project: Avro
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: python
>    Affects Versions: 1.8.1, 1.8.2, 1.8.3
>            Reporter: Shalabh Chaturvedi
>            Priority: Minor
>
> The encoding and decoding of double and float types in Python uses unnecessary bit operations
and packing/unpacking. Python's {{struct}} module supports little-endian encoding and could
be used directly, instead of using the big-endian and then bit-fiddling to reverse the endianness.
> This could have a big impact of encoding/decoding speed of large buffers.



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