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12357 Make groupoids garbage collectable SimonKing rlm "Currently, the groupoid of an object P can not be garbage collected, even when deleting P.
Even worse: The persistence of `Groupoid(P)` also prevents P from being garbage collected.
The attached patch aims at solving it: An external reference to either P or `Groupoid(P)` is enough to keep both alive. But without an external reference, both P and `Groupoid(P)` become collectable.
Example from the docs:
{{{
sage: P = GF(151)['x','y']
sage: n = id(Groupoid(P))
sage: import gc
sage: _ = gc.collect()
sage: n == id(Groupoid(P)) # indirect doctest
True
Thus, the groupoid is cached. But when deleting ``P``, its
groupoid can be garbage collected as well::
sage: del P
sage: _ = gc.collect()
sage: P = GF(151)['x','y']
sage: n == id(Groupoid(P))
False
TESTS:
We test against some corner cases::
sage: Groupoid(None)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
TypeError: Groupoid of None is not defined
sage: Groupoid(1)
Traceback (most recent call last):
...
TypeError: 1 must either allow attribute assignment or be instances of
sage: class A: pass
sage: a = A()
sage: Groupoid(a)
Groupoid with underlying set <__main__.A instance at ...>
sage: Groupoid(a) is Groupoid(a)
True
}}}
Superseded by #12313." defect closed major sage-duplicate/invalid/wontfix memleak duplicate groupoid cache Cernay2012 nthiery jpflori Simon King, Jean-Pierre Flori N/A #715, #11521, #12313, #11943