[Python-3000] Removing __del__

Brett Cannon brett at python.org
Fri Sep 22 21:06:33 CEST 2006

On 9/22/06, Raymond Hettinger <rhettinger at ewtllc.com> wrote:
> [Michael Chermside]
> > I don't seem to have gotten anyone one board with the bold
> > proposal to just rip __del__ out and tell people to learn
> > to use weakrefs.  But I'm hearing general agreement (at least
> > among those contributing to this thread) that it might be
> > wise to change the status quo.
> I'm on-board for just ripping out __del__.

Same here.  I have just been busy with other stuff to not make this thread a
priority, partially because I still remember when Tim proposed this and said
there was something slightly off with the way weakrefs worked for it to be
the perfect solution.

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