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[REBOL] Re: Sameness - a pragmatic approach.

From: lmecir:mbox:vol:cz at: 11-Feb-2003 16:55

Hi Gabriele, interesting application of SAME? ! ----- Original Message ----- From: "Gabriele Santilli" ...
> I was just worried of (wrong) > implications the former might suggest to a casual reader: one > thousand "1"s will consume the same amount of memory than one "1" > because they are all the same value.
This is really wrong, see below: ; create an object o: make object! [] ; let's have 1000 identical o's block: make block! 0 insert/dup block o 1'000 Although we have thousand identical O's, the memory consumption is bigger than for one O exactly like in the case of 1's. Interestingly enough, the memory consumed additionally is the same in both cases. Regards -L