self destruction :)

Gerhard Häring gerhard.haering at
Thu Jun 27 16:10:00 EDT 2002

Am Thu, 27 Jun 2002 19:54:51 GMT schrieben Sie (Guyon Morée <gumuz at>):
> i've got a list of dynamicaly instantiated objects of a class of my own.
> how
> can i let one of the objects delete itself?
> i've tried: 'del self', but somehow it didn't work. afterwards it should
> also _not_ be in the list anymore.

This might work for you:

Mark the object as closed by setting self.closed to 1. Then, periodically,
scan your objects, and delete any that have closed == 1. You cannot if any
of the objects's methods are still in the call stack. What I mean, you can
not call the cleanup function from within any of the object's methods.

I have no idea what you're trying to do, but if you want to make some sort
of simulation, either multithreading or a state machine that's run from a
main loop doing the cleanup should work.

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