[Python-Dev] Problems with the Python Memory Manager

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Thu Nov 24 10:01:14 CET 2005

Travis Oliphant wrote:
> In the long term, what is the status of plans to re-work the Python 
> Memory manager to free memory that it acquires (or improve the detection 
> of already freed memory locations).

The Python memory manager does reuse memory that has been deallocated
earlier. There are patches "floating around" that makes it return
unused memory to the system (which it currently doesn't).


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