list.pop(0) vs. collections.dequeue

Steve Howell showell30 at
Sat Jan 23 17:41:15 CET 2010

On Jan 23, 5:46 am, Christian Heimes <li... at> wrote:
> Steve Howell wrote:
> > Another benchmark is that deques are slower than lists for accessing
> > elements.
> deques are optimized for accessing, inserting and removing data from
> both ends. For anything else it's slower than the list type. The fact
> was explained in this very thread yesterday.

And the benchmark confirmed it.  The slowness is fairly negligible,

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