Python 2.0

Yukihiro Matsumoto matz at netlab.co.jp
Fri Jun 4 03:34:15 CEST 1999


graham at sloth.math.uga.edu (Graham Matthews) writes:

|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.

They may be worrying about resurrection of the dead objects by __del__
finalizers, which is solvable by Java approach (maybe inefficient though).

						matz.




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