do anonymous pipes normally work on NT?
MHammond at skippinet.com.au
Mon Jun 14 00:10:31 CEST 1999
Georg Mischler wrote in message <7k07tu$veb$1 at nnrp1.deja.com>...
>> Second advantage is that you deal with > "PyHANDLE" objects,
>> and explicit closing is not necessary (a-la files)
>I seem to remember a post by someone (you?) who stated
>that *not* closing Windows handles on could lead to serious
>resource leaks. Am I confusing something here or are
>not all handles created equal?
Well, not all handles are created equal anyway, but the point I was making
that PyHANDLE object automatically close the handle when it dies - like a
file object. So the handles will be closed even if you do not explicitely
My comment wasnt intended to throw light on the specific problem - just
point out an advantage that PyHANDLE objects have. OTOH, I am wildly
guessing that using CreateFile could solve the problem - not due to the
"auto-close" behaviour, but simply because they remove the indirection. I
have no basis for believing it will solve the problem, just a guess!
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