does python have useless destructors?

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk qrczak at
Tue Jun 15 12:16:51 CEST 2004

On Tue, 15 Jun 2004 01:09:05 -0700, David Turner wrote:

> So what I'll do is write a PEP to fix the exception handling semantics
> in CPython, and hope that pressure from users who discover how much
> easier it is to write RAII -style code will eventually introduce
> reference counting to Jython and friends.

Jython will not switch to reference counting, and programs relying on
destructors run immediately are still broken, relying on an implementation
detail of CPython.

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