From: Nobody on
On Fri, 06 Aug 2010 18:39:27 -0700, dmtr wrote:

> Steven, thank you for answering. See my comments inline. Perhaps I
> should have formulated my question a bit differently: Are there any
> *compact* high performance containers for unicode()/str() objects in
> Python? By *compact* I don't mean compression. Just optimized for
> memory usage, rather than performance.
> What I'm really looking for is a dict() that maps short unicode
> strings into tuples with integers.

Use UTF-8 encoded strings (str/bytes) as keys rather than unicode objects.