[New-bugs-announce] [issue16452] Add support for weak reference to bound methods

Simon Feltman report at bugs.python.org
Sun Nov 11 10:56:06 CET 2012

New submission from Simon Feltman:

This is a feature request to include a "WeakMethod" or similar object to the weakref module. The object decomposes a bound method and holds a weakref to the object and unbound function. This can be a very useful utility in signal and ui based programming.

The issue has come up a few times but I was unable to find a bug specifically requesting this feature. I think similar code has shown up in enough libraries at this point that it makes sense to just include it in pythons weakref module.

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This is the recipes:

components: None
messages: 175337
nosy: sfeltman
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Add support for weak reference to bound methods
type: enhancement

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