Populating a dictionary, fast

Yu-Xi Lim yuxi at ece.gatech.edu
Sun Nov 11 06:06:38 CET 2007

Steven D'Aprano wrote:
> (2) More memory will help avoid paging. If you can't get more memory, try 
> more virtual memory. It will still be slow, but at least the operating 
> system doesn't have to try moving blocks around as much.

Based on his previous post, it would seem he has 7GB of RAM (with about 
5GB free) and 2GB of swap. I don't think RAM is the issue.

Maybe there's something wrong with his specific Python installation. 
What version is it and was it compiled by him?

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