creating really big lists

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Sep 5 14:44:44 CEST 2007


In article <1188985838.661821.41530 at k79g2000hse.googlegroups.com>,
Dr Mephesto  <dnhkng at googlemail.com> wrote:
>
>I would like to create a pretty big list of lists; a list 3,000,000
>long, each entry containing 5 empty lists. My application will append
>data each of the 5 sublists, so they will be of varying lengths (so no
>arrays!).

Why do you want to pre-create this?  Why not just create the big list and
sublists as you append data to the sublists?
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