When will Java go mainstream like Python?

Mel mwilson at the-wire.com
Thu Feb 25 16:58:14 CET 2010

sjdevnull at yahoo.com wrote:

> You're right that ref counting in many implementations is more
> deterministic than other common forms of garbage collection; IMO,
> Python would be well-served by making the ref-counting semantics it
> currently has a guaranteed part of the language spec--or at least
> guaranteeing that when a function returns, any otherwise unreferenced
> locals are immediately collected.

That would be nice.  The argument against it is that it would make 
implementations like Jython very difficult to make, if it didn't rule them 
out altogether.


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