From: Vlastimil Brom on 14 Nov 2009 04:50
2009/11/14 Brian J Mingus <Brian.Mingus(a)colorado.edu>:
> On Sat, Nov 14, 2009 at 1:50 AM, Paul Rubin <http://phr.cx(a)nospam.invalid>
>> kj <no.email(a)please.post> writes:
>> > lol = [None] * 500
>> > for i in xrange(len(lol)):
>> > lol[i] = 
>> lol = map(list, [()] * 500)
> Could someone explain what the deal is with this thread? Thanks.
From: Ulrich Eckhardt on 14 Nov 2009 10:13
Diez B. Roggisch wrote:
> kj schrieb:
>> lol = [ for _ in xrange(500)]
> If you call that hideous, I suggest you perform the same exercise in
> Java or C++ - and then come back to python and relax....
I might be missing something that's not explicitly mentioned here, but I'd
say that all non-associative containers in C++ have a resize() method, some
even taking an initial size in their constructor.
That said, []*500 is IMHO more readable.
From: Paul Rubin on 14 Nov 2009 13:16
Ulrich Eckhardt <doomster(a)knuut.de> writes:
> That said, []*500 is IMHO more readable.
But the issue in the thread is that it does the wrong thing.