Python memory deallocate

Serge Orlov Serge.Orlov at
Thu May 11 16:01:33 CEST 2006

Heiko Wundram wrote:
> Am Donnerstag 11 Mai 2006 15:15 schrieb mariano.difelice at
> > I MUST find a system which deallocate memory...
> > Otherwise, my application crashes not hardly  it's arrived to
> > break-point system
> As was said before: as long as you keep a reference to an object, the object's
> storage _will not be_ reused by Python for any other objects (which is
> sensible, or would you like your object to be overwritten by other objects
> before you're done with them?). Besides, even if Python did free the memory
> that was used, the operating system wouldn't pick it up (in the general case)
> anyway (because of fragmentation issues), so Python keeping the memory in an
> internal free-list for new objects is a sensible choice the Python developers
> took here.

BTW python 2.5 now returns free memory to OS, but if a program keeps
allocating more memory with each new iteration in python 2.4, it will
not help.

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