[Python-Dev] Patch #552433

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Wed, 8 May 2002 09:49:34 -0400

On Wed, May 08, 2002, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> > Patch #552433: Special-case tuples. Avoid sub-type checking for lists.
> > Avoid checks for negative indices and duplicate checks for support of
> > the sequence protocol.
> I've missed the review of this patch.  Why bother special-casing
> tuples?  Who's ever going to iterate over a tuple long enough that it
> makes a difference?

Define "long enough"; I'm expecting that my BCD module will generate
tuples at least a hundred elements.
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