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require "delegate"
# Weak Reference class that allows a referenced object to be
# garbage-collected. A WeakRef may be used exactly like the object it
# references.
#
# Usage:
#
# foo = Object.new
# foo = Object.new
# p foo.to_s # original's class
# foo = WeakRef.new(foo)
# p foo.to_s # should be same class
# ObjectSpace.garbage_collect
# p foo.to_s # should raise exception (recycled)
class WeakRef < Delegator
##
# RefError is raised when a referenced object has been recycled by the
# garbage collector
class RefError < StandardError
end
@@__map = ::ObjectSpace::WeakMap.new
##
# Creates a weak reference to +orig+
def initialize(orig)
case orig
when true, false, nil
@delegate_sd_obj = orig
else
@@__map[self] = orig
end
super
end
def __getobj__ # :nodoc:
@@__map[self] or defined?(@delegate_sd_obj) ? @delegate_sd_obj :
Kernel::raise(RefError, "Invalid Reference - probably recycled", Kernel::caller(2))
end
def __setobj__(obj) # :nodoc:
end
##
# Returns true if the referenced object is still alive.
def weakref_alive?
!!(@@__map[self] or defined?(@delegate_sd_obj))
end
end
if __FILE__ == $0
# require 'thread'
foo = Object.new
p foo.to_s # original's class
foo = WeakRef.new(foo)
p foo.to_s # should be same class
ObjectSpace.garbage_collect
ObjectSpace.garbage_collect
p foo.to_s # should raise exception (recycled)
end
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