Thank you so much!!! That makes perfect sense. Have a GREAT day!!! Philip ----- Original Message ----- From: "Scott Dexter" <sgd at ti3.com> To: <thelist at lists.evolt.org> Sent: Thursday, November 01, 2001 11:55 AM Subject: RE: [thelist] VBScript Question about Empty and Nothing > > When setting a variable > > to Nothing > > after using it as an object, is it necessary (or good > > programming practice) > > to set the variable to Empty, as in the following code? > > AFAIK, The object does get torn down when you set it to Nothing, but the > object *reference* stays around until you set it to Empty. I don't know > at which point the object is dumped from memory (the docs tell us it's > when you set it to Nothing, but I don't buy it) > > To be the absolute cleanest, I recommend doing both; better safe than > sorry.... > > > > > Also, a related question, if I Dim a variable > > in a procedure > > and use it, should I declare that variable as Empty at the end of the > > procedure, or does it really matter either? > > local vars in this scope will get cleaned up automagically. This one you > don't gotta worry 'bout =) > > hth > > sgd > > --------------------------------------- > For unsubscribe and other options, including > the Tip Harvester and archive of TheList go to: > http://lists.evolt.org Workers of the Web, evolt !