Python Memory Manager

Jeff Schwab jeff at
Mon Feb 18 23:28:55 CET 2008

MartinRinehart at wrote:
> Paul Rubin wrote:
>> The problem here is with a high allocation rate, you have to GC a lot
>> more often, which typically involves copying live data.
> This is last century's issue. Copying data, RAM to RAM, is nearly free
> using the Intel architecture.

What's "the Intel architecture?"  Do you mean the x86_64 architecture 
that was actually developed by AMD, or x86 for x > some number, or do 
you actually mean IA64?

> This short article,
> explains why.
> I'd use one int per clock as a rule of thumb for the current copy rate
> in a single-core CPU.

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