Why don't people like lisp?
rainerd at eldwood.com
Fri Oct 24 22:00:23 CEST 2003
Peter Seibel wrote:
> But--and this is the bit I think you may have missed--if that's *not*
> what you want you don't use WITH-OPEN-FILE. Lisp also provides OPEN
> and CLOSE, that act as you'd expect and allow you to explicitly
> control the lifetime of the file stream.
Which leads us back to having to manually close files.
I DON'T want to manually close files. I DON'T want to deal with the
limitations of with-open-file. And, here's the important bit, I DON'T WANT
TO COMBINE OR CHOOSE BETWEEN THESE TWO METHODS, BOTH OF WHICH ARE FLAWED.
What I want to open a file and have it close automatically when I am done
with it. I can do that in C++. Why can't I do it in Python?
Rainer Deyke - rainerd at eldwood.com - http://eldwood.com
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