O(n^2) is bad - can it be fixed?

Greg Ewing see at my.signature
Thu May 31 01:39:15 EDT 2001

Helen Dawson wrote:
> Address
> space will be allocated to seven or eight heaps, instead of 500. Those
> heaps will be available for allocations of any size up to 128 Mbytes or so

If allocating one of these heaps is just an allocation of
address space - without any actual memory being allocated
within the heap until needed - then why doesn't the C
library just allocate one great big heap at the outset?

Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept, University of Canterbury,	  
Christchurch, New Zealand
To get my email address, please visit my web page:	  

More information about the Python-list mailing list