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On 29-Aug-05, at 2:51 PM, William Trenker wrote:

Is the following an acceptable use of the colon with io functions?

kernelinfo ="/proc/version"):read()
machinetype = io.popen("uname -m"):read()


I just want to be sure that this won't leave a file handle or related
resources dangling.

The garbage collector will deal with it eventually, which is probably good enough.