Use cases for del
tjreedy at udel.edu
Sun Jul 10 22:14:44 CEST 2005
"Ron Adam" <rrr at ronadam.com> wrote in message
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> To avoid that you either need to define the flag string as a global name
> or use it strictly in the local scope it's defined in. Python will also
> sometimes reuse strings as an optimization instead of creating a second
> string if they are equal. Something else to be aware of.
I believe CPython's string equality function first checks the two strings
for identity. So one gets most of the benefit of 'is' testing anyway. (An
I presume it next check for length equality.)
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