Ad hoc lists vs ad hoc tuples

Floris Bruynooghe floris.bruynooghe at gmail.com
Wed Jan 27 11:20:53 CET 2010


One thing I ofter wonder is which is better when you just need a
throwaway sequence: a list or a tuple?  E.g.:

if foo in ['some', 'random', 'strings']:
    ...
if [bool1, bool2, boo3].count(True) != 1:
   ...

(The last one only works with tuples since python 2.6)

Is a list or tuple better or more efficient in these situations?


Regards
Floris

PS: This is inspired by some of the space-efficiency comments from the
list.pop(0) discussion.



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