[Python-Dev] Text about cycle GC

Guido van Rossum guido@beopen.com
Wed, 28 Jun 2000 15:59:46 -0500

> On Wed, Jun 28, 2000 at 11:09:38AM -0700, Paul Prescod wrote:
> > I'm a little disappointed that it will be so difficult for people to
> > test with GC on, but I'm not going to claim that there is some easy way
> > to make it a runtime option because I haven't looked at it at all. There
> > probably isn't.
> There isn't.  With an interpreter compiled --with-cycle-gc you can
> turn off the collection with gc.set_threshold(0) but that's not
> the same thing.
>   Neil

I wonder if we should turn this option *on* during beta testing?

That way we gather a lot more experience with its use!  Maybe nobody
complains and we can leave it on in the final release...

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)