[Python-Dev] Alternative implementation of interning

Samuele Pedroni pedroni@inf.ethz.ch
Thu, 15 Aug 2002 19:37:39 +0200

In Jython as long as we want to support Java 1.1
(and AFAIK Finn still will) we cannot make interned
string always mortal.
So it is OK if CPython goes this route, but the Python
manual should say that it is unspecified whether
intern results are mortal or immortal or nothing on the subject
(now it explicitly says immortal).