The First Law Of comp.lang.python Dynamics
tjreedy at udel.edu
Fri Jan 23 22:06:00 CET 2009
Tim Rowe wrote:
> 2009/1/23 Kay Schluehr <kay.schluehr at gmx.net>:
>> Whatever sufficiently sophisticated topic was the initially discussed
>> it ends all up in a request for removing reference counting and the
> Well, maybe, but it seems to me that the real issue here is that we
> need to remove reference counting and the GIL.
Guido will give up reference counting and the consequent immediate gc
when but only when *someone* presents an implementation that does and
and that runs faster. Given the current ferment in dynamic language
implementation, he just today wrote on pydev list "CPython's
implementation strategy *will* evolve". Whether that means R.C. goes
away or not remains to be seen.
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