Python 2.0

Graham Matthews graham at sloth.math.uga.edu
Tue Jun 1 17:39:27 CEST 1999


Paul Boddie (paulb at infercor.no) wrote:
: As has been discussed before on this newsgroup/list, such resources get
: overlooked in many a garbage collection scheme. I'm sure a perusal of various
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: news/list archives would provide a substantial amount of relevant literature.

That word "many" is your key Paul. Just because many a garbage collection
scheme works that way doesn't mean all do, or all have to. It's entirely
an implementation dependent thing.

You are creating a strawman argument that GC cannot properly free resources
like files. But some GC do just that so what is your point?

graham


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