[Python-Dev] __traceback__ and reference cycles

Samuele Pedroni pedronis at strakt.com
Tue Aug 9 13:37:17 CEST 2005

Tim Peters wrote:
> I can't think of a Python feature with a higher aggregate
> braincell_burned / benefit ratio than __del__ methods.  If P3K retains
> them-- or maybe even before --we should consider taking "the Java
> dodge" on this one.  That is, decree that henceforth a __del__ method
> will get invoked by magic at most once on any given object O, no
> matter how often O is resurrected.

Jython __del__ support is already layered on Java finalize, so that's
what one gets.

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