[Python-Dev] Product iteration
Eric S. Raymond
Tue, 25 Jul 2000 18:26:28 -0400
Andrew Kuchling <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
> On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 06:08:18PM -0400, Eric S. Raymond wrote:
> >Wrong answer. The right answer is to fix lambda (or some variant of lambda)
> >to be a true lexical closure.
> Hm... hmmmm... fixing this has been suggested before, but always
> foundered on the fact that creating a closure required a cycle, which
> would leak memory. Now we have an optional GC that should handle
> this, so maybe fixing it can be revisited. (But this would mean that
> GC is essentially no longer optional -- maybe too radical a thing to
> do before we're sure about the new GC. 2.1, maybe?)
I think there's enough controversy about comprehensions at this point to
warrant not rushing out an implementation we might regret.
(Heh. Look at me telling *Guido* to go slow and careful...heh.)
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