[Python-checkins] bpo-41455: Provide a link to how the third generation is collected in the GC docs (GH-21703)

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https://github.com/python/cpython/commit/105cfb5b182da63e8481fcb009e92546d240c6b5
commit: 105cfb5b182da63e8481fcb009e92546d240c6b5
branch: 3.8
author: Miss Islington (bot) <31488909+miss-islington at users.noreply.github.com>
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date: 2020-08-08T11:55:45-07:00
summary:

bpo-41455: Provide a link to how the third generation is collected in the GC docs (GH-21703)


Co-authored-by: Pablo Galindo <Pablogsal at gmail.com>
(cherry picked from commit 82ca8fada15b121866530f2cdac1b7055be4a244)

Co-authored-by: Yaroslav Pankovych <31005942+P-Alban at users.noreply.github.com>

files:
M Doc/library/gc.rst

diff --git a/Doc/library/gc.rst b/Doc/library/gc.rst
index 13eda917b9a80..adaa30295b5e8 100644
--- a/Doc/library/gc.rst
+++ b/Doc/library/gc.rst
@@ -106,9 +106,9 @@ The :mod:`gc` module provides the following functions:
    allocations minus the number of deallocations exceeds *threshold0*, collection
    starts.  Initially only generation ``0`` is examined.  If generation ``0`` has
    been examined more than *threshold1* times since generation ``1`` has been
-   examined, then generation ``1`` is examined as well.  Similarly, *threshold2*
-   controls the number of collections of generation ``1`` before collecting
-   generation ``2``.
+   examined, then generation ``1`` is examined as well.
+   With the third generation, things are a bit more complicated,
+   see `Collecting the oldest generation <https://devguide.python.org/garbage_collector/#collecting-the-oldest-generation>`_ for more information.
 
 
 .. function:: get_count()



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