[SciPy-user] ipython memory leak
Thu Apr 10 17:14:09 CDT 2008
On Thu, Apr 10, 2008 at 5:06 PM, Gael Varoquaux
> Sure it can: references that do not get destroyed.
> Actually iptyhon does leak memory by default: the result of each command
> you enter are stored in the _%i variable, where %i is the number of the
That's not the usual definition of a memory leak. A program leaks
memory when it has allocated memory, but it has lost track of it and
cannot reach it anymore. Memory leaks are, by definition, bugs. If
it's a feature, it's not a memory leak.
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