[Python-3000] Removing __del__

Ivan Krstić krstic at solarsail.hcs.harvard.edu
Fri Sep 22 18:29:58 CEST 2006

Raymond Hettinger wrote:
> I'm on-board for just ripping out __del__. [...]
> In the spirit of Py3k development, I recommend being quick to remove and
> slow to add.  Let 3.0 emerge without __del__ and if strong use cases
> emerge, there can be a 3.1 PEP for a new magic method.  I think Py3k
> should be as lean as possible and then build-up very slowly afterwards,
> emphasizing cruft-removal instead of cruft-substitution.

+1, on all counts.

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