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Re: [OT] (was svn commit: rev 4552 - in trunk/subversion: include libsvn_wc libsvn_client tests/clients/cmdline)

From: <fitz_at_red-bean.com>
Date: 2003-01-24 19:03:17 CET

mark benedetto king mbk@boredom.org writes:
 On Fri, Jan 24, 2003 at 08:08:19AM +0100, Branko ?ibej wrote:
  It does? My, my, I think you'll have to go through all our Python
  scripts, and explicitly del() all objects that go out of scope to free
  them. Why rely on garbage collection, if it makes the programming feel
  crummy? :-)

 This is obviously OT, but Java programmers are effectively forced
 to explicitly close open files because the GC doesn't make any guarantees
 about when it will run (in practice, it runs when you run out of memory,
 which is long after you've run out of file descriptors).

What is the sound of one head banging against a wall?

-Fitz

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