[Python-Dev] Billions of gc's

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Tue, 30 Apr 2002 08:52:57 -0400

> Well, millions of live objects is common but isn't a problem.  The glitch
> we're looking at it is surprising slowdown with millions of live *container*
> objects.  The latter isn't so common.

But millions of tuples are not uncommon.  They're probably the only
thing to worry about here.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)