Total maximal size of data

Diez B. Roggisch deets at
Mon Jan 25 21:03:51 CET 2010

Am 25.01.10 20:39, schrieb AlexM:
> On Jan 25, 1:23 pm, "Diez B. Roggisch"<de... at>  wrote:
>> Am 25.01.10 20:05, schrieb Alexander Moibenko:
>>> I have a simple question to which I could not find an answer.
>>> What is the total maximal size of list including size of its elements?
>>> I do not like to look into python source.
>> But it would answer that question pretty fast. Because then you'd see
>> that all list-object-methods are defined in terms of Py_ssize_t, which
>> is an alias for ssize_t of your platform. 64bit that should be a 64bit long.
>> Diez
> Then how do explain the program output?

What exactly? That after 3GB it ran out of memory? Because you don't 
have 4GB memory available for processes.


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