module imports and memory usage
bradtilley at gmail.com
Tue Nov 30 22:46:43 CET 2004
Brad Tilley wrote:
> When memory usage is a concern, is it better to do:
> from X import Y
> import X
> Also, is there a way to load and unload modules as they are needed. I
> have some scripts that sleep for extended periods during a while loop
> and I need to be as memory friendly as possible. I can post a detailed
> script that currently uses ~ 10MB of memory if anyone is interested.
I discovered that when I wrap my code up in a function def and call it
that it uses around 4.6 MB of RAM all the time... even while sleeping.
However, when I don't put it in a function def it uses around 2.6MB of
data when it executes and only 100KB while sleeping. Why is this?
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