Python memory management

Steven Taschuk staschuk at
Wed Aug 27 23:31:02 CEST 2003

Quoth Marcelo A. Camelo:
> Yes, I will be saying that. But, if I can't change the way Python
> behaves, at least I want a way to diagnose what he is doing. I've found
> some references about Pymalloc, now the default Python memory manager,
> and how it can report statistics about memory usage, but the
> documentation is a bit light on details. Any pointer to  some resources
> on the subject? [...]

There's Misc/SpecialBuilds.txt in the source distribution, which
documents several build-time options which could be used for such
investigations.  (It assumes some familiarity with the internals.)

Steven Taschuk                             staschuk at
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