Maximum List size (item number) limit?

Kriston-Vizi Janos kriston at
Tue Jan 10 00:23:29 EST 2006

Dear Members,

Is there any possibility to use more than 999 items in a list? Cannot 
append more than 999 items.  The same problem with 'array' type. Is it a 
result of a default setting maybe?

Python 2.4.1 (No.1, Sep 13 2005, 00:39:20)
[GCC 4.0.2 20050901 (prerelease) (SUSE Linux)] on lease1220, Qt-Version

Platform OpenSUSE, RAM size 1GB.

A previous discussion also indicates the problem, unfortunately without 
> "gollem" <gollem at <mailto:gollem at>> wrote:
> >/ What is the maximum listsize in python? In characters
> />/ or items. Thnx.
> /
> 2147483647 items, on most platforms.  if you have enough
> memory, that is.


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