How many is "too many" with lists?

Aahz Maruch aahz at netcom.com
Tue May 2 20:03:33 CEST 2000


In article <meh9-9A73FA.12480102052000 at news.cit.cornell.edu>,
Matthew Hirsch  <meh9 at cornell.edu> wrote:
>
>Generating the list is slow.  I'm accessing each element with a for 
>loop.  I was just curious.

In that case, I would say your algorithm for generating combinations is
probably slow.  For comparison purposes, try the following code:

l = []
for i in range(25000):
  l.append(i)
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