[Python-Dev] Why co_names? Wouldn't be simpler to just use co_consts?
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Wed Jan 28 12:21:08 CET 2015
Andrea Griffini wrote:
> Sorry if the question is naive, but why is co_names needed? Wouldn't be
> simpler to just use co_consts?
One reason might be that keeping them separate means
you can have up to 256 names and 256 consts using
1-byte opcode arguments. Otherwise, you'd be limited
to a total of 256 of both.
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