[Python-Dev] Product iteration
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.