[Python-Dev] Register-based VM for CPython

Benjamin Peterson benjamin at python.org
Sun Nov 18 17:27:32 CET 2012

2012/11/18 Antoine Pitrou <solipsis at pitrou.net>:
> 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.

Oh, those. Those are implementation details.


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