windows mem leak

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Sun Jan 9 02:48:49 CET 2005

On Sat, 08 Jan 2005 15:00:05 -0500, Steve Holden <steve at>

>> Does the Win32 port of Python have a memory leak? I have some code that 
>> runs flawlessly on Linux, but bombs after a few hours on Windows. It's 
>> threaded and uses a lot of memory.

>Yes, that's a well-known problem. Code that runs with a few errors will 
>port without any trouble at all to Windows, but once it runs flawlessly 
>on Linux it starts to leak memory on Windows. The PSU suspects a plot in 
>Redmond, the basic details of which ar

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