fyi, noticed this recently, it's a python json lib performance evaluation on python 2.6. You might want to
add some detail in the avro py docs talking about how to get better/best performance, esp as it
relates to the json library used (json stdlib performance is an order of magnitude behind the others tested)
"I honestly didn't expect the stdlib json to be this far behind.
Among the other C based libraries there isn't a clear winner. cjson is the best decoder but the slowest encoder, simplejson compiled with C speedups is the fastest encoder but the slowest decoder while jsonlib2 is somewhere in the middle for both cases."