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weakref

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Allows a referenced object to be garbage-collected.
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Weakref

Weak Reference class that allows a referenced object to be garbage-collected.

A WeakRef may be used exactly like the object it references.

Installation

Add this line to your application's Gemfile:

gem 'weakref'

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install weakref

Usage

foo = Object.new            # create a new object instance
p foo.to_s                  # original's class
foo = WeakRef.new(foo)      # reassign foo with WeakRef instance
p foo.to_s                  # should be same class
GC.start                    # start the garbage collector
p foo.to_s                  # should raise exception (recycled)

Development

After checking out the repo, run bin/setup to install dependencies. Then, run rake test to run the tests. You can also run bin/console for an interactive prompt that will allow you to experiment.

To install this gem onto your local machine, run bundle exec rake install. To release a new version, update the version number in version.rb, and then run bundle exec rake release, which will create a git tag for the version, push git commits and tags, and push the .gem file to rubygems.org.

Contributing

Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/ruby/weakref.