I’ve often wanted this for other things that share a similar API, JSON comes to mind.

Loading from/saving to a file is a pretty common thing— nice to make it easy. 

And JSON at least has *s versions for strings, so no confusion there.

But it’s been this way a LONG time, and with a general trend of Python becoming more of a systems that scripting language, I don’t see it changing.


PS: you don’t need the context manager — at least in cPython — you can put the open call right in the call to load()
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