Is there any way to call a function on object delete or on changing count of bpy.data.objects? There is nothing suitable in bpy.app.handlers and I coudn't find something anywhere else.

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    $\begingroup$ could set up a scene_update handler to do this with a global dic or similar and check with something like this blender.stackexchange.com/questions/34860/… $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Oct 28 '16 at 9:56
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks. I Tried to avoid scene_update handler because it calls too often but it's ok if this is an only option... $\endgroup$ – Anton Oct 28 '16 at 10:02
  • $\begingroup$ Could use a modal timer operator, or even a draw method to flag change. The scene_update handler is AFAIK the "catch all" way to check on delete. $\endgroup$ – batFINGER Oct 28 '16 at 10:26
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    $\begingroup$ You can override the delete function. blender.stackexchange.com/questions/28932/… $\endgroup$ – Piotr Kowalczyk Mar 22 '19 at 14:54

Piotr commented that you could override the Delete operator, as described for a different purpose in this answer: https://blender.stackexchange.com/a/28933/66651

I am using it to remove derivative objects. It works very well!

class delete_override(bpy.types.Operator):
    """delete objects and their derivatives"""
    bl_idname = "object.delete"
    bl_label = "Object Delete Operator"

    def poll(cls, context):
        return context.active_object is not None

    def execute(self, context):
        for obj in context.selected_objects:

            # replace with your function:

        return {'FINISHED'}

def register():

def unregister():

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