when should I explicitly close a file?
ldo at geek-central.gen.new_zealand
Tue Apr 27 12:06:07 CEST 2010
In message <mailman.2162.1272018097.23598.python-list at python.org>, Adam
Tauno Williams wrote:
> On Fri, 2010-04-23 at 16:29 +1200, Lawrence D'Oliveiro wrote:
>> Any implementation that doesn’t do reference-counting is brain-damaged.
Because a) it uses extra memory needlessly, and b) waiting until an object
has dropped out of cache before touching it again just slows things down.
> There are much better ways to do memory management / garbage
> collection; especially when dealing with large applications.
Especially with large applications, the above considerations apply even more
If you don’t agree, you might as well stick to Java.
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