[PD] Re: destructor never called in pyext

Thomas Grill t.grill at gmx.net
Sun Nov 16 23:58:18 CET 2003

> Hi thomas, it's me again :)
> in my pyext script, __del__ is never called (when "reload" or cutting the
> object in pd'gui) but __init__ is called without trouble. i looked
> at the pyext source and i spotted the __init__ calling in
> but i failed to spot the __del__. how the destructor can be called ?

Hi Jerome, as far as i know, the destructor is called by Python when the
garbage collector cleans up the unused objects - it's never called directly
by pyext. It's my observation that this can happen immediately after a
reference count goes to zero, but it depends on your code when this happens.
Btw, if you are subscribed to the pd list you should ask your questions
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to the list.

best greetings,

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