[Python-Dev] Release candidate followed by feature freeze?
Tue, 3 Oct 2000 11:37:21 -0400 (EDT)
>>>>> "NS" == Neil Schemenauer <email@example.com> writes:
>> Anyway, I'm not yet ready to disable GC by default -- that's
>> sensible but also defeats the purpose...
NS> Okay. I think I've found a possible problem. When I set
NS> threshold0 to 1 in the C code, weird things start happening.
NS> I'm looking into it.
I agree that it isn't too useful to ship the garbage collector, but
have it turned off. On the other hand, we're going to get a lot of
unhappy users if GC bugs cause inexplicable crashes in large
programs. It would be hard to sell Python for important applications,
e.g. long-running server processes, if there was a small possibility
that the program could crash through no fault of its own.