Is this a bug? Python intermittently stops dead for seconds
rschroev_nospam_ml at fastmail.fm
Sun Oct 1 18:48:22 CEST 2006
Charlie Strauss schreef:
> On Oct 1, 2006, at 9:48 AM, Fredrik Lundh wrote:
>> charlie strauss wrote:
>>> Could you clarify that for me. GC really has three components
>>> two it: 1) finding and freeing unrefernced memory by refer
>>> refer counts 2) cycle removal and 3) defragementing the
>>> storage stack. If I turn off GC, don't I lose all of these?
>> CPython always does (1), only does (2) if cycle-breaking GC isn't
>> disabled, and never does (3).
> And just to be clear: are you saying that when I do a gc.disable this
> only turns off 2 and not 1? The docs don't say that as far as I can
AFAIK Python always does reference counting, and the garbage collector
is used only for more difficult cases. As the gc module docs say:
"Since the collector supplements the reference counting already used in
Python, you can disable the collector if you are sure your program does
not create reference cycles."
I don't know if that's only true for CPython or also for the other
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