[Python-Dev] Register-based VM for CPython

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Nov 18 16:11:34 CET 2012

On Sun, 18 Nov 2012 09:37:57 -0500
Benjamin Peterson <benjamin at python.org> wrote:

> 2012/11/18 Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net>:
> > Also, I would point out that the reference counting behaviour is an
> > important feature of *C*Python (to the point that we have test cases
> > checking against reference cycles), so we can't break it nilly-willy.
> The tests about reference cycles are just tests that garbage is
> collected, a Python language feature. Those aren't technically CPython
> specific.

We do have tests which check reference cycles are not created.



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