tim.one at comcast.net
Sun Mar 31 20:26:13 CEST 2002
> Does python run out of memory gracefully?
> Very. You should get a clean MemoryError exception if you try.
> >>> 'x' * 2**30
> Traceback (most recent call last):
> File "<stdin>", line 1, in ?
> My laptop upgrade clearly takes my platform beyond the timbot conceptual
> limit: it took about three minutes to start printing (I'm not thinking of
> letting it finish) with no error message in sight.
Then you clearly have enough VM for a gigabyte string: a MemoryError would
be inappropriate on your box in this case. I suggest upgrading to Windows,
which dies quickly much more often <wink>.
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