[Python-Dev] One more dict trick

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Thu, 31 May 2001 21:45:45 -0400 (EDT)

Tim Peters writes:
 > When KSR died, the KSR-3 on the drawing board had 128-bit registers.  I was
 > never quite sure why the founders thought that would be a killer selling
 > point, but it wasn't for floats.  Down in the trenches we thought it would
 > be mondo cool to have an address space so large that for the rest of our
 > lives we'd never need to bother calling free() again <0.8 wink>.

  And given what (little) I know about the memory architecture on
those things, that actually would have be quite reasonable on that


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
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