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Author martin.panter
Recipients martin.panter, serhiy.storchaka
Date 2015-04-08.22:11:18
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Okay, I think I get it. You are setting some attributes to None, in case they happen to be causing a reference cycle. When close() is called, they are no longer needed, so it might help to breaking potential reference cycles. I have often wondered why this was done. I always assumed it was a carry-over from old code relying on the garbage collector to automatically close files, etc.
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