[Python-Dev] Linus on garbage collection
greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Sat May 7 10:20:23 CEST 2011
Stefan Behnel wrote:
> It's a dead-end that is referenced by a cycle, that's all.
But shouldn't it be breaking the cycle by clearing one
of the objects that's actually part of the cycle, rather
than part of the dead-end?
I can't see how the Document could get picked for clearing
unless it was actually in the cycle. Either that or I'm
imagining the cyclic GC algorithm to be smarter than it
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