Python 2.0

Graham Matthews graham at
Tue Jun 1 11:39:27 EDT 1999

Paul Boddie (paulb at 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
: 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?


      This mountain is not visible from any inhabitable place. 
       It has no name, and since it's discovery in 1856 by a 
      British survey team, it has mysteriously resisted every
    attempt to name it. The mountain is known simply and starkly
     by it's original designation on the surveyor's map ... K2.

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