Question about Python threads

Delaney, Timothy tdelaney at
Wed Aug 28 01:11:01 CEST 2002

> From: Artur Biesiadowski [mailto:abies at]
> No, it does not use refcounts, it is not a good idea for 
> anything else 
> than niche languages or special objects (for example strings).

Sorry but ... BWAHAHAHAHAHA.

*Everything* in Python is done with refcounts. Even the non-immediate GC is
done with refcounts - all the GC does is break cycles, so that the refcount
semantics can then work.

Is Python merely a niche language? I don't think so ...

Tim Delaney

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