API/C memory mananegemnt problem

plahey at alumni.caltech.edu plahey at alumni.caltech.edu
Sat Mar 11 08:00:03 CET 2006


Sorry for responding to my own post.

I think I understand the original statement now.  What you are really
saying is that there is a pool of Python float objects (which can, at
different times, wrap different values) which can grow but never
decrease in size.  So the memory held by this pool is dictated by the
maximum number of floats that have ever been simultaneously active
(accessible).

The same goes for integers.  All the more reason to avoid range(.) and
use xrange(.).

So is this correct?

Thanks!




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