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Author ezio.melotti
Recipients brian.curtin, chris.jerdonek, ezio.melotti
Date 2013-03-06.19:29:42
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Here's a proof of concept that defines a new _print_total_refs() function and calls it through the PRINT_TOTAL_REFS macro, disables printing the refs by default, and adds a "-X showrefcount" option to reenable it.  This can also be achieved at runtime by adding/removing 'showrefcount' from the sys._xoptions dict.

Things that should be done/decided before the final version:
 1) the function and/or prototype should probably be moved to a better place;
 2) the 'showrefcount' name sounds ok to me, but I'm open to suggestions if you can come up with something better;
 3) the function could do the equivalent of "if sys._xoptions.get('showrefcount', False):" instead of "if 'showrefcount' in sys._xoptions:";
 4) now that this can be enabled/disabled at runtime, we might make it available to non-debug builds too (unless there are other negative side-effects);
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