[Python-Dev] PEP 468
ethan at stoneleaf.us
Mon Jun 13 22:23:10 EDT 2016
On 06/13/2016 05:47 PM, Larry Hastings wrote:
> On 06/13/2016 05:05 PM, MRAB wrote:
>> This could be avoided by expanding the items to include the index of
>> the 'previous' and 'next' item, so that they could be handled like a
>> doubly-linked list.
>> The disadvantage would be that it would use more memory.
> Another, easier technique: don't fill holes. Same disadvantage
> (increased memory use), but easier to write and maintain.
I hope this is just an academic discussion: suddenly having Python's
dicts grow continuously is going to have nasty consequences somewhere.
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