On 13.02.13 09:52, Nick Coghlan wrote:
On Wed, Feb 13, 2013 at 5:42 PM, Alexandre Vassalotti email@example.com wrote:
I don't think so. Ropes are really useful when you work with gigabytes of data, but unfortunately they don't make good general-purpose strings. Monolithic arrays are much more efficient and simple for the typical use-cases we have in Python.
If I recall correctly, io.StringIO and io.BytesIO have been updated to use ropes internally in 3.3.
io.BytesIO has not yet. But it will be in 3.4 (issue #15381).
On the other hand, there is a plan for rewriting StringIO to more effective continuous buffer implementation (issue #15612).