On Thursday I presented a talk about how CPython manages memory at the Melbourne Python Users Group.

After introducing the notion of a variable in Python and how they are stored in PyObjects I talked about the overall memory layout of CPython:

If you want more details the talk slides can be found here: https://github.com/ScryEngineering/python-memory-management-talk (There's a number of detailed notes in the slides with references so check out the presenter mode (by pressing p) to see those notes.)

Edit: Here's the poster of these concepts that this talk covered:

CPython memory layout diagram

A high resolution download of this poster can be found here

We would like to extend our thanks to Python Charmers for hosting the event!