counting references to an instance
mwh at python.net
Fri Feb 6 12:12:05 CET 2004
"Delaney, Timothy C (Timothy)" <tdelaney at avaya.com> writes:
> > From: Gerrit
> > ...powers of two have a lot more refences, but 17 and 29 have
> > 2 references
> > more than 18 or 28... interesting.
> > IIRC, Python keeps references of all small integers,
> > apparantly all smaller than 100.
> Actually -1 through to 99.
Um, this is rank pedantry, but it's -5 to 99...
>>> (0 - 5) is -5
>>> (0 - 6) is -6
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