[Python-checkins] r80592 - python/trunk/Doc/library/io.rst

antoine.pitrou python-checkins at python.org
Wed Apr 28 21:57:33 CEST 2010

Author: antoine.pitrou
Date: Wed Apr 28 21:57:33 2010
New Revision: 80592

Clarify and fix the documentation for IOBase.close()


Modified: python/trunk/Doc/library/io.rst
--- python/trunk/Doc/library/io.rst	(original)
+++ python/trunk/Doc/library/io.rst	Wed Apr 28 21:57:33 2010
@@ -246,8 +246,10 @@
       Flush and close this stream. This method has no effect if the file is
       already closed. Once the file is closed, any operation on the file
-      (e.g. reading or writing) will raise an :exc:`IOError`. The internal
-      file descriptor isn't closed if *closefd* was False.
+      (e.g. reading or writing) will raise an :exc:`ValueError`.
+      As a convenience, it is allowed to call this method more than once;
+      only the first call, however, will have an effect.
    .. attribute:: closed

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