Python 2.0

Vladimir Marangozov Vladimir.Marangozov at
Fri Jun 4 14:07:29 CEST 1999

Graham Matthews 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.

Why don't you try implementing it?
There's nothing more convincing than good working code.

If you try, I suspect that not we, but you'll realize that it's not so
immediate and that there would be other additional effects, either
inacceptable or undesirable.

       Vladimir MARANGOZOV          | Vladimir.Marangozov at | tel:(+33-4)76615277 fax:76615252

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