Logging in __del__()

Robert Rawlins robert.rawlins at thinkbluemedia.co.uk
Wed Jul 16 13:38:50 CEST 2008


Hi Vinay,

> Python uses reference counting with a cycle detector, but the
> detector's behaviour is different if there are finalizers  (__del__) -
> see
>
> http://www.python.org/doc/ext/refcounts.html
>

Thank you for the link, that certainly explains a great deal. 

So, am I right to assume that python will still handle its garbage disposal
if I implement __del__(), it just handles circular references in a slightly
different way, but to the same effect. Right?

Cheers,

Robert




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