How many is "too many" with lists?

Daniel Berlin dan at
Tue May 2 11:25:45 EDT 2000

Yes. Try avoiding the numbers 7, 11, 58, and 93.
I hate 93. Especially after what it did to my sister.
But seriously. What are you doing with the lists that is slow?

On Tue, 2 May 2000, Matthew Hirsch wrote:

> Hi all,
> Is there a rough number of elements in a list that python or a computer 
> has trouble dealing with?  I'm using a P233 with 64MB RAM.  I have 
> ~25000 elements in a list, and things seem to be slowing down.  Is there 
> some number that I should try avoiding?
> Thanks,
> Matt
> -- 

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