The Set statement assigns the object reference to a variable or property. (i.e., create an instance of a specific object)
The keyword New is used in conjunction with Set to create an instance of a Class or RegExp.
The keyword Nothing is used to unassign the object reference from the variable or property.
Dim Anyvariable
Set Anyvariable = Server.CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Dim SearchPattern
Set SearchPattern = New RegExp

Set Anyvariable = Nothing
Set SearchPattern = Nothing

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