does python have useless destructors?
Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk
qrczak at knm.org.pl
Sun Jun 13 15:43:30 CEST 2004
On Sun, 13 Jun 2004 05:00:55 -0700, David Turner wrote:
> I'm also not talking about modifying the garbage collector (if any).
> I'm talking about a mechanism that is *independent* of the garbage
> collector. To briefly resummarize:
> Objects with a __del__ method shall be reference counted. When the
> reference count reaches zero, the __del__ method shall be called, and
> any subobjects that have a __del__ method shall also be unreferenced.
This is unimplementable without a CPU overhead equivalent to maintaining
reference counts for all objects.
__("< Marcin Kowalczyk
\__/ qrczak at knm.org.pl
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