Dear all
I hope I am sending this to the correct place.
I regularly use the RAII idiom in Perl 5 and C++ to automatically clean up resources during object destruction. I recently read a mail thread "Is RAII possible in Python?" at and "Perl vs Python - GC and Reference Counting" at The above threads suggests that Python cannot do RAII since its garbage collection does not offer deterministic finalization. I understand that Parrot will not use reference counting for garbage collection and so may suffer from the same problem. Are my fears warranted?
Kind regards

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