[Python-Dev] Linus on garbage collection

Stefan Behnel stefan_ml at behnel.de
Sat May 7 09:20:38 CEST 2011

Greg Ewing, 07.05.2011 02:26:
> Stefan Behnel wrote:
>> After all, the described crash case indicates that the Document
>> destructor was called before all of the Element destructors had been
>> called, although all Elements reference their Document, but the Document
>> does not refer to any of the Elements,
> In that case, why was the GC system regarding this as a cycle
> at all? There must be more going on.

It's a dead-end that is referenced by a cycle, that's all.


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