[Python-3000] Delayed reference counting idea

Michael Chermside mcherm at mcherm.com
Tue Sep 19 21:54:15 CEST 2006

Speaking on the speed of GC implementations, Marcin writes:
> I'm mostly speculating. It's hard to measure the difference between
> garbage collection schemes because most language runtimes are tied
> to a particular GC implementation, and thus you can't substitute a
> different GC leaving everything else the same.

Interestingly, one of the original goals of PyPy was to create a
test bed in which it was easy to experiment and answer just this
kind of question. Unfortunately, although they have an architechure
allowing pluggable GC algorithms (what an incredible concept!) I
don't belive that any reliable conclusions can be drawn from things
as they now stand.

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-- Michael Chermside

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