Can "self" crush itself?

n00m n00m at
Wed Nov 25 05:57:04 CET 2009

Why does "h" instance stay alive?

class Moo:
    cnt = 0
    def __init__(self, x):
        self.x = x
        self.__class__.cnt += 1
        if self.__class__.cnt > 2:
    def crush_me(self):
        print 'Will self be crushed?'
        self = None

f = Moo(1)
g = Moo(2)
h = Moo(3)

print f
print g
print h

=============== RESTART ====

Will self be crushed?
<__main__.Moo instance at 0x00CC9260>
<__main__.Moo instance at 0x00CC9468>
<__main__.Moo instance at 0x00CC94B8>

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