[triangle-zpug] why is this using a lot of memory?

David Handy david at handysoftware.com
Tue Mar 25 15:48:29 UTC 2008

On Tue, Mar 25, 2008 at 08:23:56AM -0700, Joseph Mack NA3T wrote:
> intervals=10000000 #some large number
> height=0
> for x in range(0, intervals):
>  	height+=x

range() constructs a list in memory, populating the entire thing with each
successive integer.

Try xrange() instead, that's what you want.

David H

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