[New-bugs-announce] [issue4620] Memory leak with datetime used with time.strptime

BEGUE report at bugs.python.org
Wed Dec 10 15:40:58 CET 2008

New submission from BEGUE <seb.begue at gmail.com>:

When I use the following line in my process (my process run these line
each 10 seconds), memory size increases progressively :
myDate = datetime.datetime(*(time.strptime(dateString,

the '*' operator unpacks the tuple, producing the argument list for
datetime.datetime but it seems that the structure return by
time.strptime is not correctly flushed in memory.

components: None
messages: 77543
nosy: sebegue
severity: normal
status: open
title: Memory leak with datetime used with time.strptime
type: resource usage
versions: Python 2.5

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