From: Joaquín Cuenca Abela (email@example.com)
Date: Fri Aug 02 2002 - 13:44:10 EDT
On Fri, 2002-08-02 at 14:14, Zbigniew Chyla wrote:
> On Thu, 2002-08-01 at 22:47:28, Jody Goldberg wrote:
> > 2) output unref vs close. Should unrefing an output close it ?
> > I suspect so given that any other behaviour would be much harder to
> > implement.
> You should never rely on unref being called. What if a reference gets passed
> to some garbage collector (eg Python's)? Most GCs don't guarantee that all
> unused references will be freed.
And what if you are in a language that will call unref in a
I don't think that putting assumptions in libgsf about what languages is
it going to be wrapped on is not a good idea.
I don't see why unref can't do the close (checking before that it has
not yet been closed). If you end using it in a language where the GC
don't guarantees that references will be freed in a deterministic
manner, then just remember to call close yourself.
-- Joaquín Cuenca Abela firstname.lastname@example.org
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