[Python-Dev] What will happen to cycle GC in the 2.0 final ?

Tim Peters tim_one@email.msn.com
Tue, 10 Oct 2000 16:58:54 -0400

[M.-A. Lemburg]
> It was mentioned early in the beta phase that cycle GC would be
> enabled only during the beta cycle and disabled in the final.
> Is this still true ?

No, and it probably never was <wink>:  the intent of enabling gc during the
betas was to determine *whether* to enable it for the final release.  The
beta experience with gc was very good:  a few subtle problems were
uncovered, and Neil fixed them quickly.  It should probably get a ton of
performance testing that never happened, but then so should have all of
2.0 -- no particular reason to pick on gc alone for that.

full-cycle-ahead-ly y'rs  - tim