is implemented with id ?
aahz at pythoncraft.com
Sun Nov 4 06:08:08 CET 2012
In article <50959827$0$29967$c3e8da3$5496439d at news.astraweb.com>,
Steven D'Aprano <steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> 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.
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