[Python-ideas] [Python-Dev] GC Changes

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Tue Oct 2 02:58:12 CEST 2007

Adam Olsen wrote:
> Refcounting is fairly firmly ingrained in CPython, but there are
> conservative GCs for C that mostly work,

Unfortunately, "mostly works" isn't good enough for
something to be incorporated into CPython. It needs to
work completely reliably and very portably.

Greg Ewing, Computer Science Dept, +--------------------------------------+
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