How to free memory ( ie garbage collect) at run time with Python 2.5.1(windows)

Peter Otten __peter__ at
Mon Aug 27 17:56:29 CEST 2007

Alex Martelli wrote:

> Integer objects that are once generated are kept around in a "free list"
> against the probability that they might be needed again in the future (a

Python 2.5.1 (r251:54863, May  2 2007, 16:56:35)
[GCC 4.1.2 (Ubuntu 4.1.2-0ubuntu4)] on linux2
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>>> x = 1000
>>> y = 1000
>>> x is y

Why don't x and y point to the same object then?


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