[Python-Dev] More on contextlib - adding back a contextmanagerdecorator
fredrik at pythonware.com
Sun Apr 30 19:15:08 CEST 2006
Guido van Rossum wrote:
> I believe the context API design has gotten totally out of hand.
> I have a counter-proposal: let's drop __context__.
Heh. I was about to pull out the "if the implementation is hard to
explain, it's a bad idea (and bad ideas shouldn't go into 2.X)" rule
last week in response to the endless nick-phillip-paul "today I put
in my brain the other way" threads... ;-)
(but the design isn't really that hard to explain; it's just that ever-
one seems to be missing that there are three objects involved, not
But if you think we can get rid of the "with statement context
object" , I'm all for it. "explicit is better than implicit" etc.
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