[Python-Dev] PEP 310 and exceptions

Toby Dickenson tdickenson at devmail.geminidataloggers.co.uk
Sun Apr 24 19:31:56 CEST 2005

On Sunday 24 April 2005 07:42, Nick Coghlan wrote:
> Shane Hathaway wrote:

> > While we're on the subject of block handler method names, do the method
> > names need four underscores?  'enter' and 'exit' look better than
> > '__enter__' and  '__exit__'.

I quite like .acquire() and .release(). 

There are plenty of classes (and not just in the threading module) which 
already have methods with those names that could controlled by a 'with'. 

Those names also make the most sense in the C++ 'resource acquisition' model.

Toby Dickenson

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