Destructor never called ???

Aahz aahz at
Thu Sep 12 01:29:07 EDT 2002

In article <tp70ou0r0j11as6enhpsaqul4oqa3mlu6t at>,
Tim Roberts  <timr at> wrote:
>However, Python is a garbage-collected system.  Unlike in COM, an object is
>NOT destroyed as soon as its reference count goes to 0.  Your object will
>only be destroyed if the garbage collector happens to run, and decides that
>it might be a convenient time to actually free up the space your object

Wrong.  CPython uses reference counting backed by GC.
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