[New-bugs-announce] [issue7627] mailbox.MH.remove() lock handling is broken
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Mon Jan 4 01:25:11 CET 2010
New submission from Rob Austein <sra at hactrn.net>:
.remove() method of MH class in the mailbox module of the standard library references a file object after closing it. This throws a ValueError exception (I/O operation on closed file).
The f.close() call just before the os.remove() call in the innermost try: block should just be removed, the finally: clause of the outer try: block will clean things up correctly. As far as I know it is completely legal (if slightly unusual) to delete an open file on any unix-like operating system, and the locking semantics won't work correctly otherwise in any case.
components: Library (Lib)
title: mailbox.MH.remove() lock handling is broken
versions: Python 2.6
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