Maximum List size (item number) limit?
steve at holdenweb.com
Wed Jan 11 13:59:12 CET 2006
Kriston-Vizi Janos wrote:
> Dear Mr. Kern, and Members,
> Thank you very much for the fast answer, my question became
> My source code is appended below. It uses two text files (L.txt and
> GC.txt) as input and merges them. Please find these two files here:
> Both L.txt and GC.txt contains 3000 rows. When running, the code stops
> with error message:
> 'The debugged program raised the exception IndexError "list index out of
> File: /home/kvjanos/file.py, Line: 91'
This error does not indicate that you cannot add further items to a
list. It indicates that you are trying to address a list item that
hasn't yet been added.
It would have been more helpful to post the *whole* traceback.
Furthermore, why do you assume that a 999 is an implementation limit on
the basis of this search result:
>> What is the maximum listsize in python? In characters
>> or items. Thnx.
> 2147483647 items, on most platforms. if you have enough
> memory, that is.
Does 2147483647 look similar enough to 999 to be confusing?
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