make objetcs 'commit suicide'

Ype Kingma ykingma at
Sun Jan 12 15:57:37 CET 2003

polux wrote:

> class a:
> def go(self):
> self.__del__            # or del(self)

I suppose you mean:

    def go(self):


> and then
> b=a()
> b.go()
> b is not destructed

Since b is defined at module level

del b

instead of b.go() might be more appropriate.
Note that "del x"  does not call x.__del__(),
it only removes the reference named x from the namespace.
In case the object referred to has it's reference count
go to zero because of the del statement, the __del__
method of the object _may_ be called.


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