intern'ed strings and deepcopy()

Erik Max Francis max at alcyone.com
Fri Apr 11 23:01:40 CEST 2003


Fortepianissimo wrote:

> I can't seem to find the exact description between these two in the
> Library Reference - so am I correct in assuming that deepcopy() will
> not actually duplicate an intern'ed string?

Strings are immutable, so what good would a copy (via copy or deepcopy)
do you?  You cannot possibly change an existing string object, so its
identity is unimportant.

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