K Richard Pixley email@example.com added the comment:
An interesting point, although I think that's only relevant if the documentation lists the ABC and a reference to it. (python-3 doc essentially does this.)
I see no such reference in the 2.7 gzipfile doc, which leads me to believe, (from the doc alone), that it's an independent implementation of a "file like object".
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