PC locks up with list operations

Terry Reedy tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Sep 12 22:53:24 CEST 2011

On 9/12/2011 7:40 AM, Roy Smith wrote:
> In article<4e6dc66e$0$29986$c3e8da3$5496439d at news.astraweb.com>,
>   Steven D'Aprano<steve+comp.lang.python at pearwood.info>  wrote:
>>> mylist = [0]*12345678901234
>> [...]
>>> Apart from "Then don't do that!", is there anything I can do to prevent
>>> this sort of thing in the future? Like instruct Python not to request more
>>> memory than my PC has?
>> For anyone who may care, I can report that ulimit under Linux will help with
>> this situation.
>> [...]
>> Does anyone else think it would be useful for Python's memory manager to
>> enforce user-settable limits?
> Not me.  You've already discovered that ulimit does exactly what you
> want.  Why would be gained by having Python duplicate this functionality?

Having it on Windows.

Terry Jan Reedy

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