Allowing ref counting to close file items bad style?
bounces at foo.org
Fri Sep 1 01:48:49 CEST 2006
BJörn Lindqvist wrote:
> On 8/30/06, Dan <bounces at foo.org> wrote:
>> Is my data safer if I explicitly close, like this?:
>> fileptr = open("the.file", "w")
> Have you ever experienced a problem caused by not explicitly closing
> your file handles?
No. If I had, I wouldn't have asked the question. It seems to work,
but can I really count on it?
I am a sample of one (In that happy place that Brooks described as
quadrant 1, where a person writes programs for himself to be run on his
own computer. Or perhaps to be run by a handful of co-workers.) Such a
small sample isn't statistically significant; a 100% success rate
doesn't mean much. I've also never had a burned CD go bad, but I know
that they do.
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