[Python-Dev] One more dict trick
Fred L. Drake, Jr.
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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