String interning in Python 3 - missing or moved?

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Tue Jan 24 03:31:29 EST 2012

On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 7:17 PM, Stefan Behnel <stefan_ml at> wrote:
> If you want to encourage them to fill up their memory with user provided
> data in a non-erasable way, then sure, that would certainly keep an
> attacker from having to figure out hash collisions in order to bring down a
> system. Sending *any* arbitrarily varied data would be enough then.

Interning doesn't have to imply non-erasable. And filling memory is a
LOT harder than slowing something down with O(n^2) hashtable


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