[docs] [issue21061] Is contextlib.redirect_stdout reentrant or not?

Timothy Pederick report at bugs.python.org
Tue Mar 25 10:36:06 CET 2014

New submission from Timothy Pederick:

The docs are contradictory on whether or not contextlib.redirect_stdout is reentrant, or reusable-but-not-reentrant. This would seem to be an oversight from issue19403, which probably should have changed "reusable but not reentrant" to "reentrant".

Present in both current and upcoming docs:

  This context manager is reusable but not reentrant. Reentrant context managers
  threading.RLock is an example of a reentrant context manager, as are suppress() and redirect_stdout().
  Note also that being reentrant is not the same thing as being thread safe. redirect_stdout(), for example...

assignee: docs at python
components: Documentation
messages: 214801
nosy: docs at python, perey
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: Is contextlib.redirect_stdout reentrant or not?
versions: Python 3.4, Python 3.5

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