[Python-Dev] PEP 343 updated

Guido van Rossum guido at python.org
Sun Oct 16 17:19:07 CEST 2005

On 10/16/05, Nick Coghlan <ncoghlan at iinet.net.au> wrote:
> PEP 343 has been updated on python.org.
> Highlights of the changes:
>    - changed the name of the PEP to be simply "The 'with' Statement"
>    - added __with__() method
>    - added section on standard terminology (that is, contexts/context managers)
>    - changed generator context decorator name to "context"
>    - Updated "Resolved Issues" section
>    - updated decimal.Context() example
>    - updated closing() example so it works for objects without close methods
> I also added a new Open Issues section with the questions:
>    - should the decorator be called "context" or something else, such as the
>      old "contextmanager"? (The PEP currently says "context")
>    - should the decorator be a builtin? (The PEP currently says yes)
>    - should the decorator be applied automatically to generators used to write
>      __with__ methods? (The PEP currently says yes)

I hope you reverted the status to "Proposed"...

On the latter: I think it shouldn't; I don't like this kind of magic.
I'll have to read it before I can comment on the rest.

--Guido van Rossum (home page: http://www.python.org/~guido/)

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