Python's biggest compromises

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Mon Aug 4 12:57:45 CEST 2003


Lulu of the Lotus-Eaters <mertz at gnosis.cx> writes:

> "Daniel Dittmar" <daniel.dittmar at sap.com> 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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