memory usage, temporary and otherwise

Duncan Booth duncan.booth at invalid.invalid
Thu Mar 4 13:24:52 CET 2010

mk <mrkafk at> wrote:

> Hm, apparently Python didn't spot that 'spam'*10 in a's values is really 
> the same string, right?

If you want it to spot that then give it a hint that it should be looking 
for identical strings:

 >>> a={}
 >>> for i in range(10000000):
...     a[i]=intern('spam'*10)

should reduce your memory use somewhat.

Duncan Booth

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