Oh look, another language (ceylon)
davea at davea.name
Mon Nov 18 21:37:12 CET 2013
On 18 Nov 2013 14:30:54 GMT, Steven D'Aprano
<steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info> wrote:
> - 15 bits for a length.
> 15 bits give you a maximum length of 32767. There are ways around
> E.g. a length of 0 through 32766 means exactly what it says; a
> 32767 means that the next two bytes are part of the length too,
> you a maximum of 4294967295 characters per string. That's an 8GB
> Surely big enough for anyone :-)
If you use nearly all of the possible 2 byte values then adding 2
more bytes won't give you anywhere near 4 bI'll ion characters.
You're perhaps thinking of bringing in four more bytes when the
length exceeds 32k.
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