Jeff Rose wrote:
> Timothy Hunter wrote:
> > Jeff Rose wrote:
> >> Tim Hunter wrote:
> >>> Jeff Rose wrote:
> >>>> Is there a way to get the current reference count for an object?
> >>>
> >>> AFAIK Ruby doesn't keep track of the reference count. If you're
> >>> coming from Python, keep in mind that Ruby uses a mark-and-sweep GC,
> >>> which is fundamentally different from Python's.
> >>>
> >>
> >> Aha.  Didn't think about that.  Are there callbacks or anything you
> >> can use to implement reference counting without having to use special
> >> methods for referencing an object?
> >>
> >>
> >>
> > Why don't you describe what it is you're trying to do?
>
> Just wondering...

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