[Python-Dev] GC at exit?

Aahz aahz@pythoncraft.com
Sun, 29 Dec 2002 22:45:52 -0500

[Originally posted to comp.lang.python with no response; asking here
before filing a bug report]

Is garbage collection supposed to run when Python exits?  The following
program does not print any output, unless I uncomment the gc.collect()
(or add a for loop that forces GC after creating the cycle):

import gc

class A:

class B:
    def __del__(self):
        print "Bye-bye!"

a = A()
b = A()
a.b = b
b.a = a
a.x = B()

del a
del b

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