Author pitrou
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Date 2014-04-27.23:35:23
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> Ok, now the real use case where it becomes faster: I implemented the
> same optimization for bytearray.

The real use case I envision is with huge powers of two. If I write:

  x = 2 ** 1000000

then all of x's bytes except the highest one will be zeros. If we map those to /dev/zero, it will be a massive saving for programs using huge powers of two.
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