Puzzled by "is"
Erik Max Francis
max at alcyone.com
Thu Aug 9 23:25:35 CEST 2007
Grzegorz Słodkowicz wrote:
> That's just theorisation but I'd rather expect the interpreter simply
> not to create a second tuple while there already is an identical one.
> This could save some memory if the tuple was large (Although by the same
> token comparison of large tuples can be expensive). Admittedly the empty
> tuple is a special case but then 'Special cases aren't special enough to
> break the rules'.
> A bit odd.
It doesn't save time if you have to check through all the existing
tuples for matches ...
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