Bazaar on IronPython

Stephen J. Turnbull stephen at
Tue Jun 30 03:19:52 BST 2009

Martin Pool writes:
 > 2009/6/30 Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at>:
 > > Martin (gzlist) writes:
 > >
 > >  > Just so we're all on the same page with the terminology, that's
 > >  > relying on the refcounting to close the file, not the GC.
 > I think he meant "GC in general".  I think Python people do sometimes
 > use the term to mean non-refcounting-gc, a kind of metonymy.

Sure, *some* of them do, *some*times.  Betcha you won't catch Uncle
Timmy doing that, though.  Especially not when trying to "clarify"
terminology.  That's not the time to engage in metonymy, unless
there's a good reason for it.  I'm curious if there is such a reason
in this case, though my predisposition is strong doubt (obviously).

 > still open.  However, our general approach is that we don't rely on
 > getting away with it, therefore we should fix these to be try/finally
 > blocks.

Agreed.  Deliberately confusing the terminology, even with good
intentions, won't help do that (although in this case it probably
doesn't hurt too much).

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