[BangPypers] Tuples vs Lists, perfromance difference
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Wed Dec 23 16:37:15 CET 2009
On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 9:03 PM, Senthil Kumaran <orsenthil at gmail.com>wrote:
> On Wed, Dec 23, 2009 at 11:15:56AM +0530, Vishal wrote:
> > After having everything in Python now, performance is something people
> > to look at. Hence these efforts.
> Would you like to explain a bit more on this? Most often with Python
> when I have found people speaking about performance and speed, it has
> been associated either with incorrect expectations or some kind of
> design mistakes which most of us do when we are beginning.
> Your question on tuples vs lists is very corner case with respect to
> performance. It should hardly matter for most programs. If it did
> matter to you, I would like to know.
> Also, when I mentioned about expectations, it is clearly wrong for us
> to expect the performance of C++ in Python. A good comparison should
> be Java and I have found interchanging performance differences for
> applications in Java and Python.
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>From my experience tuples and lists doesn't really matter. You use tuples
when you want immutability, you use lists when you wanna do magic with the
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