[Edu-sig] Talking about "Handles"

kirby urner kirby.urner at gmail.com
Tue Oct 3 00:47:10 CEST 2006

> This metaphor may be good for references, but not for Python.  You are
> left with the intuition that you can look at the mug and enumerate the
> handles.  Maybe a an object is a living thing with lasers shining on it
> (referring to it), that may shrivel up and die if it gets no light.
> -- Scott David Daniels

Good caveat.

I could keep the "mug with many handles" metaphor, but then explain
only the Garbage Collector really knows when it's time for a mug to
meet its maker (i.e. return its piece of Memory to that great Heap in
the Sky).


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