[Python-Dev] Proposal: Run GC less often
tjreedy at udel.edu
Mon Jun 23 08:13:55 CEST 2008
Neil Schemenauer wrote:
> BTW, I suspect that documentation needs updating since I understand
> that the GC is no longer optional (the stdlib and/or the Python
> internals create reference cycles themselves).
Is it possible and might it be useful for those internal cycle-creating
operations to increment a counter that was part of the gc trigger?
Doing millions of 'safe' operations would then leave the counter alone
and could have less effect in triggering gc.
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