[Python-Dev] Negative times behaviour in itertools.repeat for Python maintenance releases (2.7, 3.3 and maybe 3.4)

Vajrasky Kok sky.kok at speaklikeaking.com
Tue Jan 28 03:05:37 CET 2014

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 8:29 PM, Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net> wrote:
> Sure, just adjust the number to fit the available memory (here, 2**29
> does the trick).

I get your point. But strangely enough, I can still recover from
list(repeat('a', 2**29)). It only slows down my computer. I can ^Z the
application then kill it later. But with list(repeat('a', times=-1)),
rebooting the machine is compulsory.

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