[Python-Dev] Garbage collector problem

Jeremy Hylton jeremy@zope.com
Fri, 28 Jun 2002 11:49:46 -0400

>>>>> "KJ" == Kevin Jacobs <jacobs@penguin.theopalgroup.com> writes:

  KJ> On Fri, 28 Jun 2002, Neil Schemenauer wrote:
  >> Another idea would be exploit the fact that we know most of the
  >> root objects (e.g. sys.modules and the current stack of frames).
  >> I haven't figured out a good use for this knowledge though.

  KJ> If the root objects cannot be reached by the GC traversal, you
  KJ> get the approach that Jeremy is suggesting.  (Though I just
  KJ> looked, and frame objects aren't exempt from tracking)

Right.  My suggestion is to not track a set of objects that otherwise
would be tracked -- the current frame and its local variables.