RC (was Re: Real Problems with Python)

Remco Gerlich scarblac-spamtrap at pino.selwerd.nl
Tue Feb 15 21:11:50 CET 2000


William Tanksley wrote in comp.lang.python:
> On 15 Feb 2000 11:50:13 -0500, François Pinard wrote:
> >Vladimir Marangozov <Vladimir.Marangozov at inrialpes.fr> writes:
> 
> >> Saying that "RC has excellent LOR", even when trash is recycled at high
> >> rates, is disturbing.
> 
> >Sorry, I'm getting lost in acronyms, as we have a seen a lot on this topic
> >so far.  RC is for reference counting, right?  What is LOR for?
> 
> "Lord Of the Rings."  Tolkien's work was allegorical on many levels.  Ring
> Counting (or RC), as in the books, helps to determine which objects need
> to be destroyed.  However, Rings are naturally in cycles, so naive RC
> didn't work to actually destroy the Ring.

And how does this relate to the fact that Angband players can only use
two rings at a time? ;-)

*hides*

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