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Author phsilva
Recipients Alex Budovski, amaury.forgeotdarc, corona10, eric.snow, isoschiz, kylotan, miss-islington, pconnell, phsilva, santoso.wijaya, shihai1991, tlesher, vstinner, ysj.ray
Date 2020-03-23.01:44:12
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About half of the remaining refs are related to encodings. I noticed that caches on Lib/encodings/ and codec_search_cach of PyInterpreterState are the places holding the refs. I removed those caches and number went do to:

Before: 4382 refs left
After : 2344 refs left (-46%)

The way to destroy codec_search_cache was recently changed on #36854 and $38962.

(Not proposing to merge this, but my changes are at
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