In <email@example.com>, frederic.pica
> So as I can see, python maintain a memory pool for lists.
> In my first example, if I reparse the xml file, the memory doesn't
> grow very much (0.1 Mb precisely)
> So I think I'm right with the memory pool.
> But is there a way to force python to release this memory ?!
AFAIK not. But why is this important as long as the memory consumption
doesn't grow constantly? The virtual memory management of the operating
system usually takes care that only actually used memory is in physical
Marc 'BlackJack' Rintsch