[Python-Dev] Better module shutdown procedure
nas at arctrix.com
Thu Oct 15 01:05:56 CEST 2009
On Wed, Oct 14, 2009 at 05:35:38PM -0500, Daniel Stutzbach wrote:
> The first and last sentences seem like a contradiction to me. If I cannot
> guarantee that globals will be valid when __del__ is executed, then I must
> not reference globals from __del__.
I think there is confusion about the word "reference". In the
the global variable reference to 'sys' is not a reference on the GC
referencing counting sense. IOW, it does not result in a a Py_INCREF
while the function is not being executed and therefore should be
safe after the proposed change. Currently, it could result in 'None'
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