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This is why you should use sets and not roll out your own implementation of set operations in python (or any language)
import random
import time
stop = 100000
difference_count = 10000
all_keys = range(stop)
diff_keys = [random.randint(0, stop) for i in range(difference_count)]
s = time.time()
allowed_keys = [key for key in all_keys if key not in diff_keys]
e = time.time()
print(e - s)
# => ~15.11s
s = time.time()
allowed_keys = list(set(all_keys).difference(diff_keys))
e = time.time()
print(e - s)
# => ~0.01s
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