Class destructor

Michael Hudson mwh at
Fri Feb 14 14:59:36 CET 2003

Jp Calderone <exarkun at> writes:

>   Actually, reference counting and garbage collection are two separate
> methods.

Pedantry: reference counting *is* a form of garbage collection, by
most definitions[1].

The fact that the gc module is called what it is is unfortunate from
this point of view.  It would have been better called "cc" for cycle
collector or "cd" for cycle detector.  But it's a bit late for that.


[1] I.e. the one I looked up in the foldoc.

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