grumble at usa.net
Tue May 29 20:11:48 CEST 2001
Michael Hudson <mwh at python.net> wrote:
> Thing is, if you're writing code that benefits from constant folding -
> WHY? If your code contains things like:
> "a" + "b"
> then you have bigger problems than Python's lack of optimizations...
The example "a" + "b" was, of course, an example. Something like
"some really long string (probably longer than this one) that I " +
"can't quite fit onto one line in good conscience"
would be more realistic. There's also the case where code is
generated by another tool. Somewhat relatedly, I've seen C macros
that generate expressions like
1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 1 + 0
so there are instances where this sort of thing comes up.
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