[Python-Dev] d.get_key(key) -> key?

Greg Ewing greg@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz
Fri, 07 Jun 2002 13:10:17 +1200 (NZST)

> > Is this worth it?  
> I think it is.

I think so, too. Currently, interning can *almost* be
regarded as no more than an optimisation that speeds
up comparing strings -- almost, because it has this
side effect of making the strings immortal.

Removing that side effect would be good.

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