[Baypiggies] Class decorator to capture the creation and deletion of objects

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Tue Feb 25 03:34:55 CET 2014


On Tue, Feb 25, 2014 at 1:24 PM, Alex Martelli <aleax at google.com> wrote:
> del a1
> del a2
> del a3
> del b1
> del b2
>
> At this point, all entries in the table should be deleted; query should
> return an empty list!
>

You can't actually depend on del resulting in __del__ being called.
The two are tangentially related, but Python doesn't guarantee that
unbinding a name will result in the destruction of the object.

I recommend that, instead, you have some kind of explicit removal system.

ChrisA



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