Dictionary in Python

Vladimir Marangozov Vladimir.Marangozov at inrialpes.fr
Tue Mar 14 15:24:51 CET 2000


Hrvoje Niksic, replying:
>
> AFAIK Python dictionaries increase dynamically.

They also shrink dynamically. For those who are interested, there was
a good discussion on the dict implementation in the august 1999 archives
of python-dev. Look for a thread "shrinking dicts". Tim Peters explains
some subtleties of the implementation, especially in this msg:

http://www.python.org/pipermail/python-dev/1999-August/002162.html

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