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RFC: Proposal: Deterministic Object Destruction


On Sunday, 4 March 2018 23:55:33 UTC, Ned Batchelder  wrote:
> On 3/4/18 5:25 PM, Ooomzay wrote:
> > On Sunday, 4 March 2018 14:37:30 UTC, Ned Batchelder  wrote:
> >> Are you including cyclic references in your assertion that CPython
> >> behaves as you want?
> > Yes. Because the only behaviour required for RAII is to detect and debug such cycles in order to eliminate them. It is a design error/resource leak to create an orphan cycle containing RAII objects.
> >
> This isn't a reasonable position.? Cycles exist, and the gc exists for a 
> reason.? Your proposal isn't going to go anywhere if you just naively 
> ignore cycles.

I am not naively ignoring them. But _if_ you want to use RAII then do not leak them in cycles. Put anything else in there you like and gc them as before.