Exceptions and Object Destruction (was: Problem with apsw and garbage collection)

Lawrence D'Oliveiro ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Tue Jun 16 00:45:43 EDT 2009

In message <m2eitowaf2.fsf at cs.uu.nl>, Piet van Oostrum wrote:

> The exact time of the destruction of objects is an implementation detail
> and should not be relied upon.

That may be true in Java and other corporate-herd-oriented languages, but we 
know that dynamic languages like Perl and Python make heavy use of 
reference-counting wherever they can. If it's easy to satisfy yourself that 
the lifetime of an object will be delimited in this way, I don't see why you 
can't rely upon it.

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