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Re: [Scheme-reports] Scheme-reports Digest, Vol 10, Issue 1

 | Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 18:02:59 -0400
 | From: "Aaron W. Hsu" <arcfide@x>
 | Nonetheless, how would file descriptors being visible inherently
 | lead to leaks?

If the way you refer to file-descriptors is by number, then there is
no way for the garbage collector to prove that a file-descriptor is no
longer in use.

If the garbage collector can't reclaim file-descriptors, then it
becomes the programmer's responsibility to close file-descriptors it
no longer uses.  Exceptions or programmer oversights result in leaked

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