[Python-Dev] Tackling circular dependencies in 2.0?
email@example.com (Skip Montanaro)
Mon, 20 Sep 1999 10:29:55 -0500
I think in Python 2.0 it would be nice to have some way to reclaim circular
dependencies without the programmer explicitly having to do something like
implement a destroy() method and requiring other programmers to (remember
to) call it. I forget what the current state of affairs is w.r.t. future
memory management in Python. Not knowing anything much about memory
management, would it be possible to have a sort of mixed ref count/garbage
collection system where you only use the gc stuff as a last resort? My
thought is that it would be useful to use gc to find and reclaim circular
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