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[Python-Dev] Replacement for array.array('u')?


Antoine Pitrou schrieb am 22.03.19 um 11:39:
> On Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:31:33 +1300 Greg Ewing wrote:
>> A poster on comp.lang.python is asking about array.array('u').
>> He wants an efficient mutable collection of unicode characters
>> that can be initialised from a string.
> 
> TBH, I think anyone trying to use array.array should be directed to
> Numpy these days.  The only reason for array.array being here is that
> it predates Numpy.  Otherwise we'd never have added it.

Well, maybe it wouldn't get *added* these days anymore, with pip+PyPI
nicely in place. But being there already, it makes for a nice and efficient
"batteries included" list replacement for simple data that would otherwise
waste a lot of object memory.

Stefan