I made a comment in one my posts some time ago that I thought SPITBOL was superior to Python in that it contains a compacting mark-sweep garbage collector with recognition of sediments.
Python uses reference counts to detect unreachable memory. SPITBOL was written in the 1960’s, so the use of compacting garbage collectors was a well known technology when Python was created in the 1980’s.
For example, I one wrote a small Python program that ran in quadratic time due to the use of reference counts.
A user commented that they thought this was a snide remark, and that the use of reference counts was perfectly fine.
I just downloaded Remarkable, a markdown editor and viewer, written in Python.
I just used it to process a markdown format file, and got the following error message:
java version "1.7.0_121" OpenJDK Runtime Environment (IcedTea 2.6.8) (7u121-2.6.8-1ubuntu0.14.04.3) OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM (build 24.121-b00, mixed mode) /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/remarkable/__init__.py:53: Warning: g_object_ref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed Gtk.main() /usr/lib/python3/dist-packages/remarkable/__init__.py:53: Warning: g_object_unref: assertion 'object->ref_count > 0' failed Gtk.main() *Spellchecking not enabled. *To enable spellchecking install pygtkspellcheck *https://pypi.python.org/pypi/pygtkspellcheck/
As a young child one of my favorite comic strips was Snuffy Smith.
Snuffy often ended a conversation by saying, “‘Nuff Said.'”
Well, this is for the snide commenter: