[Python-Dev] Garbage collector problem

Kevin Jacobs jacobs@penguin.theopalgroup.com
Fri, 28 Jun 2002 15:11:13 -0400 (EDT)

On Fri, 28 Jun 2002, Tim Peters wrote:
> I don't know what causes this.  The little time I've been able to spend on
> it ended up finding an obvious buglet in some new-in-2.3 gcmodule code:
> 	for (i = 0; i <= generation; i++)
> 		generations[generation].count = 0;
> That was certainly intended to index by "i", not by "generation".

Good catch!  I missed that in spite of reading those lines 20 times.

> Note that bound methods in 2.2 also create new objects, etc; that was good
> deduction, but not yet good enough <wink>.

That is why I added my "PS" about not looking into why it didn't blow up in
Python 2.2.  In reality, I did look, but only for 30 seconds, and then
decided I didn't want to know.


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