Declaration of an array of unspecified size
tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Sep 1 17:35:47 CEST 2003
"Bertel Lund Hansen" <nospamius at lundhansen.dk> wrote in message
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> Yes. I have the habit from Java and C++. Is there a better way to
> declare them in Python?
Python is neither Java nore C++ and there are significant differences.
It requires different language specific habits.
> Yes, I saw that in another posting. But I have a habit that I
> aquired working with slow computers: always to substitute
> function-calls with variables (faster). Is that a bad habit?
Today's desktops literally match the supercomputers of enough years
ago and make many slow-computer habits (like writing lots of
assembler) generally obsolete. The fast computer paradigm: write
something relatively simple that works. If not fast enough (and it
often will be fast enough), then profile and optimize hotspots.
Terry J. Reedy
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