[Python-3000] Making more effective use of slice objects in Py3k

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Aug 30 03:45:26 CEST 2006

Jim Jewett wrote:

> Why is it essential that string views be a different type, rather than
> an internal implementation detail, like long vs int?

We're talking about a more abstract notion of "type" here.
Strings and views are different things with different
performance characteristics, so it's important to know
which one you're getting, whether they're implemented
as different type()s or not.


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