Python 2.0

Graham Matthews graham at
Tue Jun 1 11:27:12 EDT 1999

Paul Prescod (paul at wrote:
: But I think that the bigger problem with "real GC" is that C programs
: often hang on to references to Python objects and any kind of compacting
: GC would invalidate those references.

You have two classes of references, compactable and non-compactable.
That solves that little problem.

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       It has no name, and since it's discovery in 1856 by a 
      British survey team, it has mysteriously resisted every
    attempt to name it. The mountain is known simply and starkly
     by it's original designation on the surveyor's map ... K2.

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