[Python-Dev] Register-based VM for CPython
solipsis at pitrou.net
Sun Nov 18 18:31:49 CET 2012
On Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:27:32 -0500
Benjamin Peterson <benjamin at python.org> wrote:
> 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.
At this point I'm not sure which statement you are arguing against.
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