[linux-audio-user] Re: linux-audio-user Digest, Vol 5, Issue 27 (Paul Winkler)

Kjetil Svalastog Matheussen k.s.matheussen at notam02.no
Thu Feb 12 03:24:28 EST 2004


Paul Winkler
>
> On Wed, Feb 11, 2004 at 05:27:14AM -0800, Bill Schottstaedt wrote:
> > I don't think this is a problem; you can usually turn off
> > the GC during time-critical code, and in most cases, such code
> > is in C anyway (handled via a foreign function interface), and
> > at least in normal use, you're in control at that level.
>
> I don't know about other garbage-collected languages, but
> there is no way to temporarily disable GC in Python,
> nor any way to force it to run at a particular time.
>

Yes, but python have a reference-count garbage collector, so
the problem shouldn't matter for python.

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