Victor Stinner

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Track memory leaks in Python
PyCon US 2014
Victor Stinner
Recorded: April 13, 2014Language: English

Memory leaks in Python cannot be analyzed with traditional tools because Python uses reference counters. I will present tools specific to Python to help you to localize your memory leaks.

Status of Unicode in Python 3
PyCon US 2011
Victor Stinner
Recorded: March 11, 2011Language: English

Introduced in Python 2.0, unicode became the default string type in Python 3.0. It took 8 years to switch to unicode, and since Python 3.0, a lot of bugs has been fixed. The switch to unicode opened many questions. Should Python support both bytes and characters for filenames? What to do with undecodable bytes? etc.