[Python-Dev] reference leaks, __del__, and annotations

Thomas Wouters thomas at python.org
Sat Apr 1 12:23:32 CEST 2006

On 4/1/06, Jim Jewett <jimjjewett at gmail.com> wrote:

> Nick Coghlan
> > A simple Boolean attribute (e.g. __finalized__) should be enough. ...
> > If it's both present and true, the GC can ignore the finaliser on that
> instance
> That doesn't really take care of resource release, which needs to be
> called, and called early.(And the name will sound odd if it holds
> resources only sometimes, so that it has to flip the __finalized__
> attribute.)

Well, I don't want to sound too gross, but any such class could store its
resources *in* __finalized__, leaving it an empty container when there is no
resource to release.

D'oh--not-sounding-gross-failed-ly y'rs,
Thomas Wouters <thomas at python.org>

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