[pypy-dev] Re: pypy mallorca sprint report 2

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Sat Jan 28 20:41:22 CET 2006

Michael Hudson <mwh at python.net> writes:

> Michael and Carl repeatedly bashed their heads onto the topic of gc
> integration, the desk, reference counting details, walls, genc and so
> on.  The basic goal was to express the logic behind placing incref and
> decref operations as a nice and fairly clear transformation of the
> flow graphs, as opposed to backend-specific incomprehensible hacks.
> This task was made considerably harder by exceptions (who uses them,
> anyway?) but hopefully by the time we've finished writing this report
> we'll have built a pypy-c in the new style.

It took a bit longer than that, but it worked :)


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