how best to iterate i times ?

Mike Rovner mike at nospam.com
Wed Mar 17 20:25:55 CET 2004


Randall Smith wrote:
> for i in range(100000):
> dothis()
>
> I like how clean this syntax is, but this method is very wasteful.
> The list created by range(100000) consumes a fair amount of memory
> and it is only used to iterate.
...
> So, question is:  What is the efficient, elegant, pythonic way to
> iterate with integers?

Solely for that purpose 'xrange' was created:

for i in xrange(100000):
  dothis()

HTH,
Mike









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