Tremendous slowdown due to garbage collection

Steve Holden steve at
Sun Apr 13 02:58:35 CEST 2008

Paul Rubin wrote:
> Steve Holden <steve at> writes:
>> I believe you are making surmises outside your range of competence
>> there. While your faith in the developers is touching, the garbage
>> collection scheme is something that has received a lot of attention
>> with respect to performance under typical workloads over the years.
> Really, Python's cyclic gc is quite crude and should be upgraded to
> something that doesn't fall into that quadratic behavior.  There was
> some fairly detailed discussion of this in another thread last time
> the subject came up.

I'll take your word for it.

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