[Python-Dev] extremely slow exit for program having huge (45G) dict (python 2.5.2)

Mike Coleman tutufan at gmail.com
Mon Dec 22 19:13:33 CET 2008


On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 6:20 AM, M.-A. Lemburg <mal at egenix.com> wrote:
> BTW: Rather than using a huge in-memory dict, I'd suggest to either
> use an on-disk dictionary such as the ones found in mxBeeBase or
> a database.

I really want this to work in-memory.  I have 64G RAM, and I'm only
trying to use 45G of it ("only" 45G :-), and I don't need the results
to persist after the program finishes.

Python should be able to do this.  I don't want to hear "Just use Perl
instead" from my co-workers...  ;-)


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