Python 2.0 (perhaps off topic)

Graham Matthews graham at
Thu Jun 3 11:22:57 EDT 1999

Paul Prescod (paul at wrote:
: I think that that is all anyone has been saying. Many people like the
: current semantics and don't trust that a full GC would deterministically
: invoke finalizers for arbitrary resources.

Why do you think this? See my post about adding a mark and sweep
collector *on top of* the existing ref count semantics.

                          So I turned around
                    And 40,000 headmen bit the dirt
                      Firing twenty shotguns each
                        And man it really hurt

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