[Python-Dev] Rethinking intern() and its data structure

John Arbash Meinel john.arbash.meinel at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 03:24:04 CEST 2009

Greg Ewing wrote:
> John Arbash Meinel wrote:
>> And the way intern is currently
>> written, there is a third cost when the item doesn't exist yet, which is
>> another lookup to insert the object.
> That's even rarer still, since it only happens the first
> time you load a piece of code that uses a given variable
> name anywhere in any module.

Somewhat true, though I know it happens 25k times during startup of
bzr... And I would be a *lot* happier if startup time was 100ms instead
of 400ms.


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