'11' + '1' is '111'?

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Fri Oct 30 02:03:14 CET 2009


metal <metal29a <at> gmail.com> writes:

> 
> '11' + '1' == '111' is well known.
> 
> but it suprises me '11'+'1' IS '111'.
> 
> Why? Obviously they are two differnt object.
> 
> Is this special feature of imutable object?

As other posters have pointed out, CPython does cache some small strings. In
this case, however, it's because '1' + '11' is constant folded.






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