[Python-Dev] The memo of pickle

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Fri, 09 Aug 2002 10:14:06 -0400

> I hope Oren resumes his crusade to make interned strings follow the
> same refcount rules as everything else, and then we wouldn't have
> this fear of interning.  BTW, nobody yet has reported any code where
> "indirect interning" pays -- or even triggers once in a
> non-eating-its-own-tail way.

Maybe we should just drop indirect interning then.  It can save 31
bits per string object, right?  How to collect those savings?

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)