does python have useless destructors?
Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk
qrczak at knm.org.pl
Tue Jun 15 20:32:04 CEST 2004
On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 11:26:33 -0700, Donn Cave wrote:
> But never one to be deterred by pointlessness,
> suppose __finalize__ were a flag, instead of a method. It
> has two functions: 1. declare that the object's __del__
> method should be called when it's logically unreferenced -
> either no references, or only referenced as part of a cycle
> or traceback. 2. Serve as the extra reference count that's
> needed for this, so __del__ will only be called once regardless
> of further reference decrements, cycle analysis etc.
I will repeat: it's unimplementable efficiently when
Python runtime is hosted by a language with non-refcount GC.
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\__/ qrczak at knm.org.pl
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