iteration without storing a variable

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Wed Mar 25 20:13:13 CET 2009


Josh Dukes wrote:
> $ time python -c 'a = "A";
> for r in xrange(100000): a += "A" '
> 
> real	0m0.109s
> user	0m0.100s
> sys	0m0.010s
> 
> Anyone get different results? 

Sure:

$ time python -c 'a = "A";
for r in xrange(100000): a += "A" '

real    0m0.140s
user    0m0.132s
sys     0m0.008s


Stefan


(BTW, this is using Python 2.5.2 on Ubuntu Linux etc.pp., but no-one's
interested in these details anyway, right?)



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