Use __del__ methods to improve gc?

Neil Schemenauer nas-usenet at
Thu Jun 12 21:23:27 CEST 2003

Edward K. Ream <edreamleo at> wrote:
> My app has unlimited undo.  As a result, most "user" data never truly gets
> deleted: the undo stack keeps references to all such data alive "forever".
> I am wondering whether it would be a good idea to put dummy __del__ methods
> in the user data classes.  Would this help the gc by telling the gc what not
> to look at?

No.  The GC will still traverse those objects when doing a full


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