[Python-3000] Delayed reference counting idea

Brian Quinlan brian at sweetapp.com
Tue Sep 19 17:29:00 CEST 2006

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk wrote:
> Reference counting is inefficient, doesn't by itself handle cycles,
> and is impractical to combine with threads which run in parallel. The
> general consensus of modern language implementations is that a tracing
> GC is the future.

How is reference counting inefficient?


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