Lists implemented as integer-hashed Dictionaries?
erobererunc at gmail.com
Sat Feb 7 04:18:37 CET 2009
Somebody much more intelligent than I said today that someone told him that
Python lists are just dictionaries with lists hashed by integers. Since he
said that someone else told him this, I piped up and said that I thought
that wasn't true. I looked at the source code for lists in python, and I
did not expressly remember seeing dictionaries. Unfortunately I am not
somewhere where I can easily look at the code right now (I'm logged into
Windows!), and I might not realize exactly what I'm looking at anyways, but
I'd like to extend an apology to the guy soon if I was wrong. So, can
anyone tell me if lists are really just dictionaries? Thanks!
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