[New-bugs-announce] [issue5942] Ambiguity in dbm.open flag documentation

Mitchell Model report at bugs.python.org
Tue May 5 15:58:24 CEST 2009

New submission from Mitchell Model <mlm at acm.org>:

It isn't clear from the explanation of dbm.open's flag values at the
beginning of the dbm documentation page whether 'c' and 'n' open the
database just for writing or for reading and writing. I'm sure it's
obvious to anyone familiar with dbm, and the example demonstrates that
'c' opens the database for reading and writing, but I think it's worth
making it explicit by adding a few words to the paragraph describing the

assignee: georg.brandl
components: Documentation
messages: 87243
nosy: MLModel, georg.brandl
severity: normal
status: open
title: Ambiguity in dbm.open flag documentation
versions: Python 3.0, Python 3.1

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