[Python-Dev] Re: DEBUG_SAVEALL feature for gc not in 2.0b1?
email@example.com (Skip Montanaro)
Sat, 2 Sep 2000 12:43:06 -0500 (CDT)
Vlad> Skip Montanaro wrote:
>> If I read my (patched) version of gcmodule.c correctly, with the
>> gc.DEBUG_SAVEALL bit set, gc.garbage *does* acquire all garbage, not
>> just the stuff with __del__ methods.
Vlad> Yes. And you don't know which objects are collectable and which
Vlad> ones are not by this collector. That is, SAVEALL transforms the
Vlad> collector in a cycle detector.
Which is precisely what I want. I'm trying to locate cycles in a
long-running program. In that environment collectable and uncollectable
garbage are just as bad since I still use 1.5.2 in production.