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Author darrenr
Recipients amaury.forgeotdarc, darrenr, wplappert
Date 2008-12-04.19:17:28
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We've gotten into the habit of writing manual destructors to remove
references like the one you wrote. I think explicit destruction is a
useful paradigm when resource allocation is involved and it's important
to manage the allocation's lifetime closely.

However you've convinced me that it's OK to allow these types of
reference cycles, and to make an effort to clean up only cycles
involving instances with __del__ methods. I've been able to convince the
team. Thanks for helping to clear this up.
Date User Action Args
2008-12-04 19:17:30darrenrsetrecipients: + darrenr, amaury.forgeotdarc, wplappert
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