Interesting speed benchmark

Andy Salnikov salnikov at
Wed Jun 6 05:28:29 EDT 2001

"Aahz Maruch" <aahz at> wrote in message
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> My guess is that this represents a pathological case for Python's memory
> management system.  Each time through the outer loop after the first,
> Python has to walk the chain of 10K objects, deallocating them
> one-by-one

I'd better say that it represents a pathological case for Java memory
management, which does not bother to destroy unreachable objects and instead
eats up memory like a pig:) Anyone compared memory usage in these two tests?


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