script uses up all memory

Chris Angelico rosuav at
Thu Mar 6 23:43:36 CET 2014

On Fri, Mar 7, 2014 at 9:34 AM, Marko Rauhamaa <marko at> wrote:
> Chris Angelico <rosuav at>:
>> Not all problems need to be solved perfectly :) But at very least, I
>> would put a comment against your collect() call explaining what
>> happens: that is involved in a refloop. Most Python code
>> shouldn't have to call gc.collect(), so it's worth explaining why you
>> are here.
> Refloops also are nothing to be avoided. Let GC do its job and forget
> about it.

I think this thread is proof that they are to be avoided. The GC
wasn't doing its job unless explicitly called on. The true solution is
to break the refloop; the quick fix is to call gc.collect(). I stand
by the recommendation to put an explanatory comment against the
collect call. [1]


[1] Here in Australia, that should be gc.reverse_charges().

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