[Python-Dev] gc ideas -- sparse memory

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sun Dec 5 23:29:27 CET 2010

Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> The hole C API would break if objects would move in memory.
> Since they have to stay at fixed addresses, it's easy enough to use the
> address as ID.

Yes. Some of the discussion here seems to be assuming that the
reason Python doesn't move objects is so that it can use the
address as a unique ID. But it's the other way around.


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