python loops

stdazi stdazi at gmail.com
Fri Sep 1 11:34:48 CEST 2006


`range' is especially useful for iterating over long sequences ;-)

    for i in range(0,100000000000000) :
OverflowError: range() result has too many items



Sybren Stuvel wrote:
> Michael.Coll-Barth at VerizonWireless.com enlightened us with:
> > I thought the xrange was preferred?  for x in xrange(length):
>
> True. It doesn't create the entire list, like range does. range(1000)
> creates a 1000-element list. xrange(1000) just iterates through the
> appropirate values.
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