[Python-Dev] tp_finalize vs tp_del sematics

Armin Rigo arigo at tunes.org
Sun Aug 23 14:14:54 CEST 2015

Hi Valentine,

On 19 August 2015 at 09:53, Valentine Sinitsyn
<valentine.sinitsyn at gmail.com> wrote:
> why it wasn't possible to
> implement proposed CI disposal scheme on top of tp_del?

I'm replying here as best as I understand the situation, which might
be incomplete or wrong.

>From the point of view of someone writing a C extension module, both
tp_del and tp_finalize are called with the same guarantee that the
object is still valid at that point.  The difference is only that the
presence of tp_del prevents the object from being collected at all if
it is part of a cycle.  Maybe the same could have been done without
duplicating the function pointer (tp_del + tp_finalize) with a

A bientôt,


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