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Re: Python's GC approach
Jeremy Hylton <email@example.com> writes:
> During my Python talk, Matthias asked me why Python had its own
> garbage collection instead of using Hans Boehms.
> As I emphasized in my talk, Python's implementation favors simplicity
> and portability over performance. I think the Boehm-gc approach is at
> odds with this design goal.
> I just glanced at the various platform
> READMEs in the current implementation. They have warnings like this...
> None of this sounds particularly portable or reliable.
I'm amused because I chose the Boehm gc in REBOL 1.0 because I thought
it *was* rather portable and reliable. However, I didn't attempt to
use it in multi-threaded mode or in generational mode.
Since we had only a couple of developers, it saved months of
development time, not even counting the time saved by allowing
developers to ignore memory management.