Ian Bicking: the old part of his blog

Firsttryatgenericfunctions comment 000

"""Performance for generic functions seems to be slower until you have 40 different source files for if/else."""

Not true - see my test results below. Adding just two monkeypatches to your hand-tuned jsonify brings your benchmark down to being 50% slower than the generic function version.

Comment on Re: Firsttryatgenericfunctions comment 000
by Phillip J. Eby

Comments:

Oops. I mean 35% slower. I was looking at 2.xx vs 3.xx without including the 'xx's in the division. :)

# Phillip J. Eby