#1549 ScintillaObject.finalize() does not chain up


The ScintillaObject subclass does not chain up to its super class in the finalizer. This is a bug and must be done according to the GLib/GObject documentation.

One effect of this is that the destroy notifiers supplied in e.g. g_object_set_data_full() are never run.

I have attached a fix which is pretty simple.


  • Colomban Wendling

    Looks good to me.

    I prefer the second implementation because it's the common one and because it avoids querying the type system on each object's destruction, but both should work just fine.

  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2013-11-13

    Committed the first patch as [fbd0b2]. Saw the second patch after I'd already committed the first. It can be reverted if its worthwhile.

    Unsure what's being used to create the patch but it doesn't cleanly go into the Import command of thg: there is an extra /scintilla in the paths and the comment after '---' is included in the commit message.



    Commit: [fbd0b2]

  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2013-11-13
    • labels: --> scintilla, gtk
    • status: open --> open-fixed
    • assigned_to: Neil Hodgson
  • Thomas Martitz

    Thomas Martitz - 2013-11-14

    I don't care much, but Colomban (maintainer of Geany) seems to prefer the second one.

  • Thomas Martitz

    Thomas Martitz - 2013-11-14

    PS: I used git to create the patch and I created it against the Geany copy (I made sure the affected file is unmodified in Geany's copy). I forgot to strip the paths, sorry. I thought git pataches would be be patch (the program) compatible, I didn't check (t)hg.

  • Neil Hodgson

    Neil Hodgson - 2013-12-12
    • status: open-fixed --> closed-fixed

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