__del__ problem - would adopting Garbage Collection fix this?

Neil Schemenauer nascheme at enme.ucalgary.ca
Thu Apr 20 08:11:53 CEST 2000

Just van Rossum <just at letterror.com> wrote:
>Hm, wouldn't it be better to collect cyclic objects with __del__
>anyway, and just not call __del__? Possibly printing something
>to stderr, similarly to when an exception occurs within a
>__del__ method.

I'm not sure if the is any better.  By default, a message is
printed to sys.stderr when uncollectable objects are found.  The
programmer should be able to redesign things to fix this.


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