[Python-Dev] Product iteration

Eric S. Raymond esr@thyrsus.com
Wed, 26 Jul 2000 18:09:59 -0400

Jeremy Hylton <jeremy@beopen.com>:
> The argument about finalization is specious.  You should not write
> code that depends on current finalization semantics to do things like
> closing files.  It's relying on an implementation-dependent feature
> that is not part of the language spec.  (Just try it on JPython.)

I strongly agree.
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