[Python-Dev] Re: Tagged integers

Christian Tismer tismer at stackless.com
Tue Jul 20 09:48:09 CEST 2004

David Abrahams wrote:
> Christian Tismer <tismer at stackless.com> writes:
>>Then I saw that Prothon is going a different path: They don't
>>use a Boehm gc, but they make every object indirect, over a
>>global object table, and use generational garbage collection
>>with arenas.
>>I guess this would not lead to problems like stack introspection,
>>finding roots etc., because all objects are in the object table.
>>Of course it is another level of indirection
>>everywhere, with the advantage that object bodies become moveable.
> That would break countless extension modules, though.  Today,
> extensions can count on stable object addresses.

That's ok. I don't think this whole thread is about a real
change of Python in the near future. It is about testing
alternatives and to study how things change then.
Sure, this is all impossible to make compatible.

ciao - chris
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