Memory Leaks and Heapy

Christian Heimes lists at cheimes.de
Fri Jan 4 17:27:59 CET 2008


Jeroen Ruigrok van der Werven wrote:
> Aside from that (rant), I seriously dislike Python's memory management and
> even more the fairly arcane ways people have to go about
> debugging/troubleshooting some 600 MB to 2-3 GB(!) of resident memory use by
> Python.
> 
> Personally I consider this the weakest point of Python. Given the fact there
> is a garbage collector this sort of keeping track of memory seems a bit
> contradictory to the concept of garbage collection.

You are welcome to join the team and improve the memory management. We
are constantly looking for new developers and way to enhance Python. If
you feel so strong about the memory management please provide patches
and benchmarks.

Christian



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