Tkinter uses a lot of memory?!

Ivan Voras ivoras at
Mon Nov 17 18:20:46 CET 2003

ServantOfTheSecretFire wrote:

> wrong when I saw the memory consumption, so I wrote the simplest Tk
> program I could, and yep, it takes about 40MB of memory! I'm using Red
> Hat Linux 9.0 and recent versions of the software. Please look at the
> output below, and tell me if I am confused...

> sjm      25633  4.8  7.2 41576 37352 pts/0   S    22:35   0:00 python

Can't say about linux, but on windows your program takes about 5.5MB.

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