[New-bugs-announce] [issue17934] Add a frame method to clear expensive details

Antoine Pitrou report at bugs.python.org
Wed May 8 13:54:02 CEST 2013

New submission from Antoine Pitrou:

I think we may want to add a finalize() or close() method on frame objects which would clear all local variables (as well as dereference the globals dict, perhaps), after having optionally run a generator's close() method (if the frame belongs to a generator).

If I'm not mistaken, it should allow breaking reference cycles, and remove the need for complex traceback processing, which Twisted currently also does: http://twistedmatrix.com/trac/browser/trunk/twisted/python/failure.py#L89

Note that generator cleanup through the frame has a patch in issue17807.

(spinned off from issue17911)

components: Interpreter Core
messages: 188718
nosy: ncoghlan, pitrou
priority: normal
severity: normal
stage: needs patch
status: open
title: Add a frame method to clear expensive details
type: enhancement
versions: Python 3.4

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