[Python-Dev] Cyclic GC issues

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Wed Oct 13 17:19:56 CEST 2004

On Wed, Oct 13, 2004, Jason Evans wrote:
> Indeed.  This brings up a question about documentation: as far as I
> know, I've read all of the available documentation regarding cyclic GC
> (the "Supporting cyclic garbage collection" section of "Extending and
> Embedding the Python Interpreter"), but those docs came nowhere near
> giving me an adequate understanding of the design rationale behind the
> cyclic GC.  Did I overlook some documentation?
> Of course, it may be that I am actually at a cognitive disadvantage
> to someone who has only experienced Python's memory management
> strategy...

As Tim said earlier, though less pungently, "Read the source, Luke."
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