[Python-Dev] A new dict for Xmas?

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Dec 16 06:57:06 CET 2011

Mark Shannon wrote:

> I have a new dict implementation which allows sharing of keys between 
> objects of the same class.

We already have the __slots__ mechanism for memory savings.
Have you done any comparisons with that?

Seems to me that __slots__ ought to save even more memory,
since it eliminates the per-instance dict altogether rather
than just the keys half of it.


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