[Python-Dev] Product iteration

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@beopen.com
Tue, 25 Jul 2000 18:15:31 -0400 (EDT)

>>>>> "AMK" == Andrew Kuchling <akuchlin@mems-exchange.org> writes:

  AMK> On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 06:08:18PM -0400, Eric S. Raymond
  AMK> wrote:
  >> Wrong answer.  The right answer is to fix lambda (or some variant
  >> of lambda) to be a true lexical closure.

  AMK> Hm... hmmmm... fixing this has been suggested before, but
  AMK> always foundered on the fact that creating a closure required a
  AMK> cycle, which would leak memory.  Now we have an optional GC
  AMK> that should handle this, so maybe fixing it can be revisited.
  AMK> (But this would mean that GC is essentially no longer optional
  AMK> -- maybe too radical a thing to do before we're sure about the
  AMK> new GC.  2.1, maybe?)

I was thinking this would be a post 2.0 PEP.