Python vs. Ruby

Michael Hudson mwh at
Tue Jan 14 14:08:45 CET 2003

"John Roth" <johnroth at> writes:

> That's what I've always heard. In the case of .sort() and .reverse()
> the performance hit (other than for storage allocation) would be
> neglible, but for .append() it involves copying the entire list as
> well as allocating storage.

The Python implementation isn't *that* dumb!


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