[Bioperl-l] Seeking comments, Bio::Species memleak fix

Hilmar Lapp hlapp at drycafe.net
Sat Jul 3 16:55:30 EDT 2010

On Jun 30, 2010, at 1:35 PM, Chris Fields wrote:

> Bio::Species had previously inherited from Bio::Taxon, but also  
> required
> it to hold a Bio::Tree::Tree which contained a circular reference back
> to the Bio::Species object, thus requiring Scalar::Util::weaken.  This
> has caused several hard-to-diagnose problems with premature garbage
> collection, including some issues with threads (bug 3017).

Is there something we should learn for future cases in which circular  
references are being considered with the S::U::weaken remedy (such as  
the recent one re: SeqI<->SeqFeatureI)?

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