Reference counting garbage collection
jmarshal at mathworks.com
Thu Aug 23 22:01:42 CEST 2001
Frederic Giacometti <frederic.giacometti at arakne.com> wrote:
> "Paul Rubin" <phr-n2001 at nightsong.com> wrote in message
> news:7xwv3w78y2.fsf at ruckus.brouhaha.com...
>> Is there any particular reason Python uses reference counting garbage
>> collection (which leaks memory if there's circular structure) instead
> 1) Reference counting is efficient, simple and robust
Other GC schemes tend to be more efficient (in an amortized sense),
particularly copying collection for languages like Python.
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