[Python-Dev] Product iteration

Neil Schemenauer nascheme@enme.ucalgary.ca
Tue, 25 Jul 2000 16:57:28 -0600

On Tue, Jul 25, 2000 at 06:01:16PM -0400, Andrew Kuchling wrote:
> 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 would like to get the memory consumption down before making GC
standard.  Hopefully Vladimir and I can team up to accomplish this.

  still-waiting-for-my-home-machine-ly Neil