[Python-Dev] file() or open()?
nbastin at opnet.com
Wed Jul 7 04:55:24 CEST 2004
On Jul 6, 2004, at 7:09 PM, Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I'm not sure I agree with this. While open() and file() are currently
> aliases for the same object, this may not always be the case (it
> certainly wasn't always the case :-). In the future, I could see
> open() become a factory function again that could return an instance
> of a different class depending on the mode argument, the default
> encoding for files, or who knows what; but file will always remain a
I agree - I could see a future where open() would support any valid
URI, for example, while that wouldn't likely be true for file()
(although file() could reasonably support a local subset).
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