python reference counting and exceptions

Andreas Huesgen andreas.huesgen at
Wed Sep 13 13:52:32 CEST 2006

Delaney, Timothy (Tim) wrote:
> RIIA - Resource Initialisation is Acquisition
> Python is adding an RIIA mechanism in 2.5 - look at the "with"
> statement.

Ah, thanks, thats exactly what I was looking for.

Gabriel Genellina wrote:
> Yes: the try/finally construct, which is *not* the same as a try/except. The finally clause is always executed, whether or not an exception is raised.

Yes, of course it must be the try finally construct and not try/except. 
Shame on me.... ;)

Andreas Huesgen

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