Python's biggest compromises

Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters mertz at
Sun Aug 3 08:44:17 CEST 2003

"Daniel Dittmar" <daniel.dittmar at> wrote previously:
|But a lot of Python code depends on reference counting or more exactly it
|depends on the timely call of the destructor. So even if a much better GC is
|added to Python, reference counting would perhaps be kept for backwards
|compatibility (see Python's biggest compromises)

Did this thread get caught in a time warp, and posts from two years ago
get posted again.  Exactly this all happened years ago.

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