Speed of string += string

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Apr 16 04:47:09 CEST 2003

In article <iz86drbfq4va$.1r0k6kjvji1h5.dlg at 40tude.net>,
Mads Orbesen Troest  <mads at troest.NEVERMORE.dk> wrote:
>On Sun, 13 Apr 2003 01:05:11 GMT, Carl Banks wrote:
>> Constant.
>> Constant.
>> Constant.
>But is that /guaranteed/ (as it is with STL), or does it just happen to
>be that way with the current implementation (however unlikely it is to

Both, sort of.  Python uses dicts internally; you can rely on any
changes to achieve roughly equivalent or better performance guarantees.
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