[Python-Dev] Garbage announcement printed on interpreter shutdown

Glyph Lefkowitz glyph at twistedmatrix.com
Sat Sep 11 01:42:10 CEST 2010

On Sep 10, 2010, at 5:10 PM, Amaury Forgeot d'Arc wrote:

> 2010/9/10 Fred Drake <fdrake at acm.org>:
>> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 4:32 PM, Georg Brandl <g.brandl at gmx.net> wrote:
>>> IMO this runs contrary to the decision we made when DeprecationWarnings were
>>> made silent by default: it spews messages not only at developers, but also at
>>> users, who don't need it and probably are going to be quite confused by it,
>> Agreed; this should be silent by default.
> +1. I suggest to enable it only when Py_DEBUG (or Py_TRACE_REFS or
> Py_REF_DEBUG?) is defined.

Would it be possible to treat it the same way as a deprecation warning, and show it under the same conditions?  It would be nice to know if my Python program is leaking uncollectable objects without rebuilding the interpreter.

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