Is 100,000 entries big for a dictionary?

Aahz Maruch aahz at
Sat Dec 30 00:40:20 CET 2000

In article <92iug4$vqb$1 at>,  <rturpin at> wrote:
>I'm in the process of architecting an application with medium sized data
>sets. Python dictionaries are tempting as part of the representation
>mechanism. How do they perform when they have 100,000 entries? Can you
>offer any other experience with this size data set in Python?

I asked this question a couple of years ago.  The Timbot says it
shouldn't be a problem -- provided you have enough RAM.
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