Python 2.0

Graham Matthews graham at sloth.math.uga.edu
Fri Jun 4 00:07:00 CEST 1999


Graham Matthews <graham at sloth.math.uga.edu> wrote:
>Why is it so hard for people to see that adding a mark sweep collector
>*ON TOP OF* the existing ref count scheme essentially changes nothing.
>All the current ref count behaviour that people love will stay. The
>only additional behaviour will be that circular refs are mopped up
>correctly.
Aahz Maruch (aahz at netcom.com) wrote:
: I don't disagree with this; I only claim that GC should only happen by
: explicit call from the programmer.  I also claim that there should be a
: debug mode for GC that merely informs the programmer about cyclic
: references so that zie can locate their source (and that this should be
: the primary mode for GC).

I don't understand why you want GC only by explict call and in "inform"
mode only?

graham
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          The fool escaped from paradise
        will look over his shoulder and cry
          Sit and chew on daffodils and
             struggle to answer why?




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