[ANNOUNCE] Garbage collection for Python

Mike Fletcher mfletch at tpresence.com
Sun Apr 16 19:03:36 CEST 2000


Hmm...

Stackless
Continuations (exposed to Python programmers! please :) )
Garbage collection
List comprehensions

together in Python 1.7/1.6.x would get you approximately an 8-really rating
(1 point for the lc's, 2 bonus for having all working together).  Oh, and
heal that type-class split while you're at it ;) .  If you get any extra
time :o) , add optional static typing and native compilation...  might get
yourself a full ten-really rating... and we all know what that means!

The first step on the path to Guido-hood is a path unto itself.
The second is a lifetime wandering in the desert of code.
At the third step, your true journey begins.
Mike

-----Original Message-----
From: Christian Tismer [mailto:tismer at tismer.com]
Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2000 12:54 PM
To: Just van Rossum
Cc: Fredrik Lundh; python-list at python.org
Subject: Re: [ANNOUNCE] Garbage collection for Python




Just van Rossum wrote:
> 
> Michael Hudson <mwh21 at cam.ac.uk> wrote:
> > To someone who might know: what hope is there for this to go
> > into 1.6?
> [ ... ]
> > It would be, in my opinion, be a really really really good thing; for
> > one thing it would help in language wars...
> 
> Fredrik Lundh wrote:
> > sorry, but stackless python is the only really really really good
> > thing that hasn't yet been added to the core.  this is just really
> > really good.

Hey! If Stackless goes with GC, can we get 5 times "really"? :-))

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