From: Anthony Baxter
"Jeff Hobbs" wrote
My ears were ringing for this one, so I thought I'd add some comments. [exactly how RH screwed up Tcl/Tk]
It's probably worth also noting that it seems like the RH9 version of tcl/tk leaks memory like a sieve. Running exmh, I see a leak of about 100Mbytes a day. So if you've got long running Tkinter processes, it'd pay to keep an eye on the memory consumption...
Leaks, or just consumes? I mentioned in my previous email that it appears that Tk does consume a lot of memory when using 32-bit Tcl_UniChars. Tk isn't completely leak-free, but it doesn't have any known major leaks. I don't know why increasing the size of a Tcl_UniChar would start creating leaks (although it does seem to consume more memory than it should just for that increase in data size ... so it does require more examination).
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