[thelist] VBScript Question about Empty and Nothing

Philip Raymond philip at papaquack.com
Thu Nov 1 12:08:54 CST 2001

Thank you so much!!!  That makes perfect sense.

Have a GREAT day!!!

----- 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
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