Python 2.0

Ron Klatchko ron at
Mon Jun 7 20:10:31 EDT 1999

Yukihiro Matsumoto wrote:
> Well, OK.  I understand now.  Now only thing I can say is, why do you
> emphasize so much on reclaiming object at the time you exepcted?

Because it never hurts to release a resource as soon as you're done with
it and it can hurt to hold onto it longer then necessaary.  Think about
an object the implements a mutex, do you want to hold it until GC is

          Ron Klatchko - Manager, Advanced Technology Group           
           UCSF Library and Center for Knowledge Management           
                        ron at

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