Garbage collector and threads

Michael Hudson mwh at python.net
Mon Mar 1 18:22:54 CET 2004


aahz at pythoncraft.com (Aahz) writes:

> In article <1EJ0c.4334$mx4.105438 at nnrp1.uunet.ca>,
> Nicolas Fleury  <nid_oizo at yahoo.com_remove_the_> wrote:
> >Aahz wrote:
> >>
> >> Yes, Don't Do That.  Do not rely on finalizers for external resources
> >> (such as threads).
> >
> >Why?  Isn't a kind of RAII applied to Python?
> 
> What's "RAII"?

Resource Aquisition Is Initialization.  Works in C++.  Doesn't really
in Python.

Cheers,
mwh

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