[Python-Dev] Looking for master thesis ideas involving Python
fincher.8 at osu.edu
Mon Nov 3 00:34:13 EST 2003
On Friday 31 October 2003 12:08 pm, Michael Hudson wrote:
> More than that in the good cases. Something I forgot was that you'd
> probably have to knock variable length types on the head.
That's something I've always wondered about -- what exactly is a "variable
length type" and why are they special? From what I gather, they're types
(long, str, and tuple are the main ones I know of) whose struct is actually
of variable size -- rather than contain a pointer to a variable-size thing,
they contain the variable-size thing themselves.
What do we gain from them?
(if there's some documentation I overlooked, feel free to point me to it.)
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