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Re: svn commit: rev 6139 - trunk/tools/cvs2svn

From: Daniel Berlin <dberlin_at_dberlin.org>
Date: 2003-06-07 05:00:42 CEST

On Friday, June 6, 2003, at 04:01 PM, Branko ╚ibej wrote:

> Greg Stein wrote:
>
>> On Fri, Jun 06, 2003 at 03:22:06AM +0200, Branko ??ibej wrote:
>>
>>
>>> Then some naive soul will run the script in Jython, which uses a real
>>> garbage collector instead of refcounts; *bang* instant leak.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> F**k Jython. That thing introduced non-Pythonic concepts into Python,
>> and it
>> quite literally pisses me off. Up until that monstrosity existed, the
>> refcount-based collection provided everything necessary for
>> finalization in
>> a simple and clean fashion. But then Jython goes and screws it all up.
>>
>>
> I'm sure I recall reading somewhere that the refcounts were just a
> temporary measure, and that Python may move to a true garbage-collected
> model and therefore nobody should rely on refcounting... :-)
>
python has a garbage collector nowadays.
It just only handles ref count cycles (which are the only way leaks can
occur), making it very fast.

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