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File Handles - local scope

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If a handle is declared locally - should it be destroyed when that particular fuction call ends.

I have posted code here to illustrate the issue.

;open handles - local scope
$counter = 0
ProgressOn("OpenHandleInLocalScope test","Number of handles open  ", $counter, -1,-1,16)
While 1
    $counter += 1
    ProgressSet(0,$counter)
    OpenHandleInLocalScope()
    sleep(50)
WEnd

Func OpenHandleInLocalScope()
    local $h_x = FileOpen("C:\OpenHandleInLocalScope.txt",1)
EndFunc

At present the handle does NOT get destroyed on function exit, but should it?

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It would be a lot of work because it would require making a new "type" inside the Variant. Also, AutoIt isn't an object-oriented language so I'm not so sure how an RAII concept would fit.

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It would be a lot of work because it would require making a new "type" inside the Variant. Also, AutoIt isn't an object-oriented language so I'm not so sure how an RAII concept would fit.

Just curiosity what is RAII?

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That does seem complicated. I'm still working on figuring out how to manage variables for global and local calls. Declaring and referencing variables by string name is quite complicated to figure out for one's self.

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