[ANNOUNCE] Garbage collection for Python

Florian Weimer fw at deneb.cygnus.argh.org
Tue Apr 11 19:46:06 CEST 2000


Michael Hudson <mwh21 at cam.ac.uk> writes:

> 1) Neil's scheme does not replace reference counting.

Oh.

> 2) There are more things between the status quo and a free threaded
>    interpreter than reference counting issues.

Yes, of course.  But the reference counting appears to be quite a
challange (at least if you haven't got an atomic load-increment-store
operation).

> So the answer to your question is: "no".

I see.



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