[docs] [issue26111] On Windows, os.scandir will keep a handle on the directory until the iterator is exhausted

Remy Roy report at bugs.python.org
Thu Jan 14 16:46:39 EST 2016

Remy Roy added the comment:

I believe Eryk's explanation on how a file in Windows doesn't actually get unlinked until all handles and kernel pointer references are closed is spot on about the problem I had.

I had a complex example that could probably have been simplified to what Eryk posted.

That behavior on Windows is quite counterintuitive. I'm not sure about what can be done to help it.


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