Heap Memory

Fredrik Lundh fredrik at pythonware.com
Fri Nov 17 18:06:40 CET 2006

Gregory Piñero wrote:

> How does Python use memory on a 64 bit OS?  Is there a lot more
> available to it by default?

as we've already said a couple of hundred times in this thread, Python 
uses *all* the memory it can get from the operating system.  no more, no 

(the link I posted yesterday was about a *BIG* 64-bit machine, with lots 
of gigabytes of RAM, and a lot more swap space.  that doesn't help much 
when when someone's set the per-process memory limit to 128 megabytes ;-)


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