[Python-Dev] Int FutureWarnings and other 2.4 TODOs

Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy) tdelaney at avaya.com
Sun Dec 7 17:57:18 EST 2003

> From: Aahz
> Hmmmm...  How important is the "less memory" angle versus the "faster"
> angle?  Why not just add a few bytes to the long type to store an int?
> If you're using the int, the pointer is NULL, and you're saving that
> memory, at least.  The only harm is some extra memory in the type
> object.

One thing I can immediately think of is that you're likely to see cache effects much sooner. In that case, you'll probably find that you've ended up with higher memory usage *and* lower performance. The best of both worlds :)

Tim Delaney

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