order that destructors get called?

Alf P. Steinbach alfps at start.no
Fri Apr 9 03:30:10 CEST 2010


* Brendan Miller:
> Thanks Steven and Gabriel. Those are very informative responses.
> 
> In my case my resource isn't bound to a lexical scope, but the:
> 
> def __del__(self,
>                   delete_my_resource=delete_my_resource):
> 
> pattern works quite well. I've made sure to prevent my class from
> being part of a circular reference, so that the __del__ shouldn't be
> an issue.

It may work but is unfortunately not guaranteed to work.

Use a 'with' statement where you need guaranteed cleanup.


Cheers & hth.,

- Alf



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