is implemented with id ?

Aahz aahz at
Sun Nov 4 06:08:08 CET 2012

In article <50959827$0$29967$c3e8da3$5496439d at>,
Steven D'Aprano  <steve+comp.lang.python at> wrote:
>Actually, for many applications, the space "savings" may actually be 
>*costs*, since interning forces Python to hold onto strings even after 
>they would normally be garbage collected. 

That's old news, fixed in 2.5 or 2.6 IIRC -- interned strings now get
collected by refcounting like everything else.
Aahz (aahz at           <*>

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