[Python-Dev] A little GC confusion

Fred L. Drake, Jr. fdrake@acm.org
Fri, 22 Feb 2002 10:26:21 -0500

"Jason Orendorff" <jason@jorendorff.com> writes:
 > How can it have GC when many instances are static objects, not
 > allocated with PyObject_GC_VarNew()?

Martin v. Loewis writes:
 > Because the type type implements tp_is_gc (typeobject.c:1378),
 > declaring static type objects as not being gc. In turn, garbage
 > collection will not attempt to look at the GC header of these type
 > objects.

I'm starting to really fear writing the documentation for all this!
There are going to be a lot of mostly-inscrutible details to get
right, and people are already asking the questions, so it really will
need to be written down.


Fred L. Drake, Jr.  <fdrake at acm.org>
PythonLabs at Zope Corporation