C API: module cleanup function
mrm at unknown.nospam
Fri Jan 29 23:50:52 CET 2010
I can't figure out if there is a way to run a specialized cleanup
function when a module needs to be "unloaded" (i.e. just before a
reload() or when i quit the interpreter).
I'm thinking of something like tp_dealloc.
If I call Py_InitModule3 and look at module->ob_type->tp_dealloc, I find
that Python provides a default tp_dealloc for me.
Now, suppose my module needs to allocate some resources at startup, I'm
not sure, but I think I'd have to do it in my PyMODINIT_FUNC, right?
But, if I reload() my module or if I quit the Python interpreter, I'd
like to free those resources (before allocate them again, in case of a
Is there a way to make this work?
Thank you, Luca.
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