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On Fri, Nov 14, 2008 at 9:22 AM, Florian Weimer <> wrote:
> * Javier Guerra Giraldez:
>> in short, just add a 'close' method to the Lua object, and call it
>> as soon as you don't need it.
> Is there a short idiom to express this sort of resource management in
> the presence of exceptions?

i'd say no.  GC isn't a panacea, nor an automatic resource management.

if you really want it to help, i'd say go with Jerome's suggestion,
and store the whole C++ object in the Lua-allocated full userdata.  Of
course, that helps only if it's a really heavy object, and not a
complex weave of interrelated things.  (unless you manage to store
them all in one or several Lua objects).