[Python-Dev] Counting collisions for the win

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Fri Jan 20 21:02:39 CET 2012

On Fri, Jan 20, 2012 at 11:51 AM, Donald Stufft <donald.stufft at gmail.com>wrote:

>  On Friday, January 20, 2012 at 2:36 PM, Tres Seaver wrote:
> On 01/20/2012 02:04 PM, Donald Stufft wrote:
> Even if a MemoryException is raised I believe that is still a
> fundamental change in the documented contract of dictionary API.
> How so? Dictionary inserts can *already* raise that error.
> Because it's raising it for a fundamentally different thing. "You have
> plenty of memory, but we decided to add an arbitrary limit that has nothing
> to do with memory and pretend you are out of memory anyways".

Actually due to fragmentation that can already happen.

--Guido van Rossum (python.org/~guido)
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