Python Memory Manager

MartinRinehart at MartinRinehart at
Mon Feb 18 22:13:33 CET 2008

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.

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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