Really Python leaks?
Barry A. Warsaw
barry at digicool.com
Thu Jul 19 06:37:49 CEST 2001
>>>>> "DC" == Dave Cole <djc at object-craft.com.au> writes:
DC> I know that my extension modules leak a bit due to objects
DC> which are created when the module is imported and stick around
DC> for the lifetime of the module. I had not given it much
I don't think such allocs should be considered leaks worth worrying
about, if they're leaks at all. If there's a good reason for those
objects to stick around for the life of the module, then you might as
well let the normal process shutdown free them implicitly. I don't
believe Python will dlclose your extension module even on a reload
(assuming it's a dynamic library; if it's statically compiled, you
won't get finalized anyway until the process exits).
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