Dictionary, integer compression

bearophileHUGS at lycos.com bearophileHUGS at lycos.com
Thu Apr 30 02:06:47 CEST 2009


Dinesh:
> If you store a large number of integers (keys and values) in a
> dictionary, do the Python internals perform integer compression to
> save memory and enhance performance?  Thanks

Define what you mean with "integer compression" please. It has several
meanings according to the context. For example this one:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golomb_coding
(The answer is probably negative).

Bye,
bearophile



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