Suitability for long-running text processing?

tsuraan tsuraan at
Mon Jan 8 18:19:40 CET 2007

> My first thought was that interned strings were causing the growth,
> but that doesn't seem to be the case.

Interned strings, as of 2.3, are no longer immortal, right?  The intern doc
says you have to keep a reference around to the string now, anyhow.  I
really wish I could find that thing I read a year and a half ago about
python never collecting small strings, but I just can't find it anymore.
Maybe it's time for me to go source diving...
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