Python Tricks: Measure the execution time of small bits of Python code with the “timeit” module

# The "timeit" module lets you measure the execution
# time of small bits of Python code

>>> import timeit
>>> timeit.timeit('"-".join(str(n) for n in range(100))',
                  number=10000)

0.3412662749997253

>>> timeit.timeit('"-".join([str(n) for n in range(100)])',
                  number=10000)

0.2996307989997149

>>> timeit.timeit('"-".join(map(str, range(100)))',
                  number=10000)

0.24581470699922647

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