Freeing memory from Python lists!

Skip Montanaro skip at
Wed Jul 11 22:16:05 CEST 2001

    Mike> By using Windows Task Manager I was able to determine that 4332K
    Mike> of memory was used up until the end of the for loop, but only 960K
    Mike> of memory was returned to the system after the call to "del".  Is
    Mike> there any way to return the other 3372K of memory to the system
    Mike> without quitting the Python interpreter?

See my response to an earlier, similar question.  If this isn't in the FAQ
it should be.

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