"Help needed - I don't understand how Python manages memory"

Gabriel Genellina gagsl-py2 at yahoo.com.ar
Sun Apr 20 13:58:00 EDT 2008

En Sun, 20 Apr 2008 14:43:17 -0300, Christian Heimes <lists at cheimes.de> escribió:

> Gabriel Genellina schrieb:
>> Apart from what everyone has already said, consider that FreqDist may import other modules, store global state, create other objects... whatever.
>> Pure python code should not have any memory leaks (if there are, it's a bug in the Python interpreter). Not-carefully-written C extensions may introduce memory problems.
> Pure Python code can cause memory leaks. No, that's not a bug in the
> interpreter but the fault of the developer. For example code that messes
> around with stack frames and exception object can cause nasty reference
> leaks.

May I assume that code that doesn't use stack frames nor stores references to exception objects/tracebacks is safe?

Gabriel Genellina

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