On 5/26/2014 4:32 PM, Marko Rauhamaa wrote:
I stand corrected. I had thought the trampoline ("bound method object")
was created once and for all.
Assuming that bound methods are immutable, this is an implementation
detail, either way. However, it is common for a specific method to be
called just once on a specific instance. If you have a mixed-case string
Ss and want the lowercase version, ss = Ss.lower(), you keep ss around
as long as needed. If the bound method is needed repeatedly, you can
keep *that* around too.
stack = 
spush = stack.append
spop = stack.pop
for item in it:
while stack and condition:
p = process(spop)
Terry Jan Reedy