I'd actually love an annotation for Python that ran it under the null-collector. Lots of times in short run or steady state programs one doesn't generate any garbage and the constant GC or ref count over head could done away with.
Did you look @ the Bob language? It was the spiritual seed for Java by David Betz http://www.xlisp.org/
I really like http://www.amazon.com/Threaded-Interpretive-Languages-Design...