On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 11:17 PM, Greg Ewing email@example.com wrote:
Steven D'Aprano wrote:
The documentation for strings is also clear that you should not rely on this optimization:
It can, and does, fail on CPython as well, as it is sensitive to memory allocation details.
If it's that unreliable, why was it ever implemented in the first place?
Because someone thought it's a good idea probably and other people asked for a review said +1 :)