[Python-Dev] Memory bitmaps for the Python cyclic garbage collector

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Sep 8 19:49:52 EDT 2017

Tim Peters wrote:
> In that case, it's because Python
> _does_ mutate the objects' refcount members under the covers, and so
> the OS ends up making fresh copies of the memory anyway.

Has anyone ever considered addressing that by moving the
refcounts out of the objects and keeping them somewhere


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