[Python-Dev] GC Proposal

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Sat Jun 28 21:50:20 CEST 2008

> It sounds rather similar to Martin's proposal, except with different
> coefficients and slightly different definitions (but the "total number
> of traceable objects" should be roughly equal to the number of objects
> in the oldest generation, and the "number of pending trace operations"
> roughly equal to the number of survivor objects after a collection of
> the middle generation).
> Am I missing something?

I think that's an accurate description. I think the major difference
is the factor, and I think making it 100% (in my terminology) might
hold up collections for too long, in some cases. Whether or not 10%
is the "best" factor, I don't know (it most likely is not).


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