curiosity about the nature of identity (in python)
grante at visi.com
Thu Jun 29 00:20:13 CEST 2006
On 2006-06-29, Bruno Desthuilliers <bdesth.quelquechose at free.quelquepart.fr> wrote:
> Now what about this:
> id of an object is unique *for the lifetime of this object*. Nothing
> prevents it from being reused later.
Indeed. Since in CPython, it's the address of a C language
data structure, if IDs didn't get re-used, then the virtual
memory size of any long-running Python program would grow
without bound. The working set would grow more slowly that the
total virtual size, but it would still be problematic.
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