How to make a reverse for loop in python?

Christian Heimes lists at cheimes.de
Sun Sep 21 01:56:59 CEST 2008


Alex Snast wrote:
> Another quick question please, is the List data structure just a
> dynamic array? If so how can you use static size array, linked list,
> AVL trees etcetera.

You should treat Python lists as an opaque item. You shouldn't concern 
yourself with the implementation details. Python lists are fast and 
optimized for most use cases. Unless you have specific needs for highly 
specialized data types, use lists.

Just *don't* try to abuse lists by creating fancy stuff e.g. linked 
lists. The memory overhead is going to kill your app.

Christian




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