[Python-Dev] d.get_key(key) -> key?

Guido van Rossum guido@python.org
Thu, 06 Jun 2002 08:57:41 -0400

>     GvR> An occasional run through the 'interned' dict (in
>     GvR> stringobject.c) looking for strings with refcount 2 would do
>     GvR> this.  Maybe something for the gc module do handle as a
>     GvR> service whenever it runs its last-generation collection?
> What about exposing _Py_ReleaseInternedStrings() to Python, say, from
> the gc module?

If it's going to be an exposed API, it will have to live in
stringobject.c, since the 'interned' dict is a static global there.

Wanna give it a crack?

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