mwh21 at cam.ac.uk
Sun May 7 05:43:08 EDT 2000
Courageous <jkraska1 at san.rr.com> writes:
> If two python objects mutally refer to eachother, but aren't
> referred to globally in any current namespace, will they be
> garbage collected?
No. However, this might change; Neil Schemenauer has a patch that
corrects this, but it probably won't be going into 1.6, as it's a bit
of a fundamental change. Prospects are good for 1.7, though, and
Chris was talking about merging it into stackless a while back...
Anyway, you want to see:
39. Re graphics: A picture is worth 10K words - but only those
to describe the picture. Hardly any sets of 10K words can be
adequately described with pictures.
-- Alan Perlis, http://www.cs.yale.edu/~perlis-alan/quotes.html
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