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Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Memory in Python But Were Afraid to Ask


Have you ever wondered what happens to all the precious RAM after running your 'simple' CPython code? Prepare yourself for a short introduction to CPython memory management! This presentation will try to answer some memory related questions you always wondered about. It will also discuss basic memory profiling tools and techniques.


This talk will cover basics of CPython memory usage. It will start with basics like objects and data structures representation. Then advanced memory management aspects, such as sharing, segmentation, preallocation or caching, will be discussed. Finally, memory profiling tools will be presented.


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