[Python-Dev] anonymous blocks

Greg Ewing greg.ewing at canterbury.ac.nz
Fri Apr 22 08:19:50 CEST 2005

Steven Bethard wrote:

> line = None
> @withfile("readme.txt")
> def print_readme(fileobj):
>     lexical line
>     for line in fileobj:
>         print line
> print "last line:" line

Since the name of the function isn't important,
that could be reduced to

   def _(fileobj):

(Disclaimer: This post should not be taken as
an endorsement of this abuse! I'd still much
rather have a proper language feature for it.)

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