[Python-Dev] Fwd: Removal of GIL through refcounting removal.
eric at trueblade.com
Sun Nov 2 21:34:14 CET 2008
Giovanni Bajo wrote:
> [[ my 0.2: it would be a great loss if we lose reference-counting
> semantic (eg: objects deallocated as soon as they exit the scope). I
> would bargain that for a noticable speed increase of course, but my own
> experience with standard GCs from other languages has been less than
> stellar. ]]
And my $0.02:
I'd gladly trade deterministic destruction (due to reference counting or
any other mechanism) for improved performance. I've often thought of
creating a mode where destruction didn't happen right away with
reference counting, just so I could find places where I'm relying on it.
I consider it a bug to rely on reference counting to close files, for
example. Maybe I should just run under Jython or IronPython everyone
once in a while.
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