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Date 2010-09-10.20:19:12
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I find the behavior surprising compared to dict and other containers, where this is not an issue and weakrefs are not required in user code.  I would not be surprised, however, to have to wait for a gc.collect() to clean up my cycles like I do for regular objects.

For what it's worth, the pure-python alternative linked in the docs uses neither __del__ nor weakrefs, though it is undoubtably less efficient than this implementation.  And the workaround 'del OrderedDict.__del__' seems to work as well, if one is willing to wait for a gc collection.
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