Re: Gnome 2.14 Module Proposal: Deskbar Applet

On 10/25/05, Mike Hearn <mike plan99 net> wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Oct 2005 11:25:40 +0800, Davyd Madeley wrote:
> > I don't think it is unacceptably high however. Has anyone profiled the
> > usage of PyGTK applications. Can it be improved?
> I'm not sure if any work has been done on this since PyCon 2005, but if
> not then Python will always have problems. Summary of paper: its memory
> allocator optimises for CPU speed over memory usage by never freeing
> anything, instead it runs its own heaps which just grow and grow over
> time.

You can call the garbage collector to cleanup unsused objects in
memory as frequently as you wish.

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