[Tutor] Dictionary, integer, compression
alan.gauld at btinternet.com
Wed Apr 29 18:35:53 CEST 2009
"Dinesh B Vadhia" <dineshbvadhia at hotmail.com> wrote
> Say, you have a dictionary of integers, are the integers stored
> in a compressed integer format or as integers ie. are integers
> encoded before being stored in the dictionary and then
> decoded when read?
I can't think of any reason to compress them, I imagine they
are stored as integers. But given the way Python handlers
integers with arbitrarily long numbers etc it may well be more
complex than a simple integer (ie 4 byte number). But any
form of compression would be likely to hit performamce
so I doubt that they would be compressed.
Is there anything that made you think they might be?
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