Bazaar on IronPython
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Tue Jun 30 03:19:52 BST 2009
Martin Pool writes:
> 2009/6/30 Stephen J. Turnbull <stephen at xemacs.org>:
> > 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
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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