Is this a bug with __del__()

Bjorn Pettersen BPettersen at NAREX.com
Thu May 24 21:57:16 CEST 2001


> From: Costas Menico [mailto:costas at meezon.com]
> 
> Alex <new_name at mit.edu> wrote:
> 
> >
> >> Why does the __del__ get called for a class when all I am doing is
> >> creating an object? It seems to be a problem..
> >
> >Probably because the object you've created gets destroyed when python
> >cleans up prior to exiting.
> >
> 
> Have you tired running it? Why does the "Delete called" show up before
> the "program end"?

Can't reproduce it here...

D:\>cat foo.py
class ClassFoo:
        def __del__(self):
                print "Delete called"

x=ClassFoo()
print "Program End"

D:\>python foo.py
Program End
Delete called

D:\>

-- bjorn




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