[Python-Dev] Re: DEBUG_SAVEALL feature for gc not in 2.0b1?

Vladimir Marangozov Vladimir.Marangozov@inrialpes.fr
Fri, 8 Sep 2000 14:24:49 +0200 (CEST)

Skip Montanaro wrote:
>     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.

All right! Since I haven't seen any votes, here's a +1. I'm willing
to handle Neil's patch at SF and let it in after some minor cleanup
that we'll discuss on the patch manager.

Any objections or other opinions on this?

       Vladimir MARANGOZOV          | Vladimir.Marangozov@inrialpes.fr
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