is it possible to del an imported module?
peter at engcorp.com
Wed Feb 18 18:30:56 CET 2004
> my program has potentially hundreds of small py file that
> each open an
> mdichildframe (just like demo from wxPython). I
> implemented it by
> importing the file before use, but would like it be get
> ridded off
> from memory afterward.
Files are actually imported only *once*, and the resulting module
is cached in sys.modules for later use. If a second or third
"import" statement imports the same module, it really just creates
a new reference to the same module.
If I were you, I wouldn't worry about the overhead of any of this
unless you actually observe excessive memory consumption in your
program. (That is, if it doesn't actually cause trouble, just
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