Why is my code faster with append() in a loop than with a large list?

Piet van Oostrum piet at cs.uu.nl
Mon Jul 6 18:51:24 EDT 2009

>>>>> Scott David Daniels <Scott.Daniels at Acm.Org> (SDD) wrote:

>SDD>      # No need for global declarations, we alter, not replace

Yes, I know, but I find it neater to do the global declarations, if only
for documentation. And they don't affect the run time, only the compile
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