Creating Long Lists

Ben Finney ben+python at
Tue Feb 22 11:01:40 CET 2011

Kelson Zawack <zawackkfb at> writes:

> This raises a question though, can the logic of the garbage collector
> be changed so that it is not triggered in instances like this were you
> really do want to put lots and lots of stuff in memory.

Have you considered using a more specialised data type for such large
data sets, such as ‘array.array’ or the NumPy array types?

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Ben Finney

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