Reference counting garbage collection
Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk
qrczak at knm.org.pl
Sat Aug 25 10:03:46 CEST 2001
Thu, 23 Aug 2001 23:32:04 -0400, Tim Peters <tim.one at home.com> pisze:
>> Would it work for Python to not heap-allocate ints but tag them in
>> the lowest bit, assuming pointers are even?
> No, and for several reasons. The most obvious one is that Python
> runs on word-addressed machines, where no bits of a pointer are
Making it optional, falling back to current representation in such
case, solves this problem. Any others?
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