Expose Schema Lock Removal to Python

Idea created by clm42 on Feb 21, 2011
    Not in Current Product Plan
    Score720

    There should be a way to remove a schema lock on a feature class from arcpy. I often will run process on a feature class that duplicates the file and does various calculations and processing to the duplicate intead of the original. I would like to at the same time be able to run another script (with subprocess or manually) on the original parcel feature class but cannot. Even if python garbage collection has dropped the namespace for the parcels file, the geoprocessor hasnt regardless of whether the original file is referenced again in the script.