[Python-Dev] Proposal: Run GC less often

Terry Reedy 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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