Python Memory Management and Tips Transcripts
Chapter: Allocating memory in Python
Lecture: Pools in the CPython source

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0:00 Let's go back to the CPython source code and look at this idea of blocks, pools, and arenas. We haven't talked about arenas yet,
0:07 but let's just look over there real quick. So I've come up with another Bitly URL for you, cause like, all of these are super long.
0:13 So "", if you want to go there, and you might be surprised to see what you get when you come here.
0:20 You don't get source code immediately. There is source code if you scroll enough, like here, there's some source code, but check this out.
0:29 There's like a full on essay about what is happening around one of these pools. Okay, so if we go down a little bit
0:35 further, it talks about how blocks are managed within the pools. So blocks in the pools are getting carved out as needed.
0:42 The free block points to the start of a linked list of the free block, so you can always just go there and start allocating into that one.
0:51 So pretty awesome, right? There's a bunch of stuff about, like things that they're doing that might be a little bit obscure, or what's unclear,
0:58 and so why it's happening that way and so on. So when I was studying this I Was really surprised at the level of detail,
1:05 describing how pools and blocks interact together. And if you want to see what the core developers and the
1:12 people who worked on this and implement it and maintain it, what they say, Well, here it is, right in the source code on GitHub.

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