Python Garbage Collection: What It Is and How It Works

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Python Garbage Collection: What It Is and How It Works

Mon, 18/03/2019 - 09:00
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Python is one of the most popular programming languages, and its usage is only accelerating. It was named the TIOBE language of the year in 2018 due to its growth rate. Python’s ease of use and large community have made it a popular fit for data analysis, web applications, and task automation. In this post, we’ll cover the details of garbage collection in Python. First, we’ll review the basics about memory management and why garbage collection is needed.