Python hits the spot

Jon Ribbens jon+usenet at
Tue Jun 25 17:36:03 CEST 2002

In article <mailman.1024928911.24460.python-list at>, Tim Peters wrote:
> [Andrew Koenig]
>> Don't some implementations of malloc offer a way to ask the operating
>> system to commit to the memory being available when you allocate it?
>> If so, I can imagine testing for that facility at config time and
>> using it if available.
> SourceForge remains open 24 hours a day for patches.  My bet is that nobody
> cares enough to bother -- the barrier for complaining on Usenet is one an
> ant can hurdle with ease <wink>.

It wouldn't be a good idea anyway. It is not Python's job to second-guess
the operating system's memory management policies.

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