[Python-Dev] Better module shutdown procedure

Antoine Pitrou solipsis at pitrou.net
Thu Oct 15 14:42:51 CEST 2009

Le Wed, 14 Oct 2009 18:27:37 -0500, Daniel Stutzbach a écrit :
> Here is my understanding of the proposed procedure:
> 1. Replace modules in sys.modules with weakrefs 2. Run the garbage
> collector
> 3. Replace globals in any remaining modules with None 4. Run the garbage
> collector
> Is it possible for a __del__ method to be called in step 4 or not?  I am
> still unclear on this point. :-)

If an object is holding a reference to a module (e.g. self._sys = sys), 
then yes it should be possible because the reference has been creating a 

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