[Python-3000] Delayed reference counting idea

Bob Ippolito bob at redivi.com
Wed Sep 20 02:47:05 CEST 2006

On 9/19/06, Greg Ewing <greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz> wrote:
> Michael Chermside wrote:
> > 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.
> A worry about that is whether the architecture required to
> allow pluggable GC implementations introduces inefficiencies
> of its own that would skew the results.

There's no need to worry about that in the case of PyPy. Those kinds
of choices are made way before runtime, so there's no required


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