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execfile eats memory

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On friday i wrote a this message:
I'm writing an application who needs to handle a lot of information of several files.
So, i think the better way is design a batch process to catch that information in a dictionary and write it in a file.
So, after that when a user wants to retrieve something, only with an execfile i'll have all the information avaiable.

Creating the file with pythonic syntax will be a hard job so,

is there some module to do that?
is there a better way?

The information will be used no more than 3-4 days a month and install databases is not allowed.
Someone suggest me the pickle module. I'll try it and it works, but pickle dumps is slower than writing the file with pythonic syntax. (26 seconds vs 6)
After that, i have a DIC.txt to execfile with it. The application dies there.
The memory grow up till de limit.
Is possible that execfile of a 19 mb file takes more than 600 mb of memory?
Sep 19 '05 #1
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