[Python-Dev] Linus on garbage collection

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Sat May 7 02:12:33 CEST 2011

Even if he's right (and he probably is) manual memory management is still a premature optimization for most applications. C and C++ data structures are a PITA because you have to be so careful to avoid leaks and double-frees, so people end up using dumb algorithms. Worrying about losing cycles waiting for main memory is stupid if your high level algorithm is O(N^2).


Nick Coghlan, Brisbane, Australia

On 07/05/2011, at 12:04 AM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at gmail.com> wrote:

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