[Python-Dev] Alternative implementation of interning

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Thu, 15 Aug 2002 14:05:57 -0400

On Thu, Aug 15, 2002, Samuele Pedroni wrote:
> In Jython as long as we want to support Java 1.1 (and AFAIK Finn still
> will) we cannot make interned string always mortal.  So it is OK if
> CPython goes this route, but the Python manual should say that it is
> unspecified whether intern results are mortal or immortal or nothing
> on the subject (now it explicitly says immortal).

Isn't this irrelevant, anyway, because Jython doesn't implement
CPython's refcount mechanisms?
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