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LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 23, 2013
An "enum" for Python 3
An unexpected perf feature
LWN.net Weekly Edition for May 16, 2013
A look at the PyPy 2.0 release
... but only when you are willing to throw about 4 times the memory an equivalent explicitly-managed program would use at the problem: http://www.cs.umass.edu/~emery/pubs/gcvsmalloc.pdf
This unfortunately means that performance-wise garbage collection fares particularly badly with "large" applications where the working set size approaches the available RAM.
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