[Python-Dev] d.get_key(key) -> key?
Daniel 'eikeon' Krech
05 Jun 2002 20:02:34 -0400
> The functionality you propose seems to esoteric to add.
Fair enough. That fact that it is a bit esoteric is the reason why I
raised it... to me it seems like a nice boundary case to support, but
an unlikely one unless someone raised it.
> It's probably simpler to make sure you call intern() before storing
> the key in the dict anyway.
It is my understanding that calling intern creates a string that is
forever immortal? [Perhaps this is a question for python-list though?]
For our application, we can not afford to "leak" the memory we would
lose to the immortal strings.
[I will likely proceed by storing the key as part of the value as
Thank you for your time to hear me out. Sorry it was too
esoteric... felt it at least desirved raising... now it is time to
forget that I did :)
Thank you all for your time,