[pygtk] More Help: Problems with the solution to: threads and pygtk

John Ehresman jpe at wingware.com
Sat Oct 7 03:28:38 WST 2006

David Hirschfield wrote:
> Of course, I assume that means that cyclic garbage collection is turned 
> off for all threads that run between the time I call gc.disable() and 
> gc.enable(), not just the processing thread.

Yes, I think gc.enable(), gc.disable() act globally to enable / disable 
collection passes.  As others have pointed out, this enables / disables 
the collection passes and does not affect whether newly created objects 
will be scanned by gc.

I've created a bug for this at 

I think the only workaround for now is to disable the gc while the 
threads are running.


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