cleanup after exceptions

Padraig at Linux.ie Padraig at Linux.ie
Thu Dec 18 20:11:12 CET 2003


Hi,

I'm a little confused why objects
are not deleted after they go
out of scope due to an exception?

For e.g.

 >>> import time
 >>>
 >>> def f():
 >>>     myfile=open("file.test","w")
 >>>     myfile.write("not flushed\n")
 >>>     exception=throw
 >>>
 >>> f()
 >>> time.sleep(10)


The file is not written/closed until
the python interpreter exits.
The same thing applies to other objects.

cheers,
Pádraig.





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