Barry A. Warsaw
bwarsaw at CNRI.Reston.VA.US
Fri Jun 11 15:55:50 CEST 1999
>>>>> "Guido" == Guido van Rossum <guido at CNRI.Reston.VA.US> writes:
Guido> Could we get away with not calling (user) finalizers on
Guido> objects in trash cycles at all?
Guido> We'd still get complaints "my __del__ doesn't get called"
Guido> from some users
It's more mechanism, but if you go this far, it's probably best to
call __del__ exactly once for each object, as Tim suggests. It's what
Java people know and love, and it seems to make more sense than it
never getting called.
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