[Python-Dev] RE: [Python-checkins] python/dist/src/Objects unicodeobject.c,2.139,2.140

Martin v. Loewis martin@v.loewis.de
21 Apr 2002 23:19:18 +0200

> For string storage I *suspect* it's better to move the memory
> (typically exactly one shrinking realloc, after which the string
> storage is immutable until death)

OTOH, for many string objects, death comes quickly, e.g. if they get
concatenated to some other string. It is difficult to anticipate how
long any given string will live - wasted memory appears to be best
measured in bytes*seconds.