[Python-Dev] Another PEP 343 contextmanager glitch
Phillip J. Eby
pje at telecommunity.com
Sat Mar 25 00:43:14 CET 2006
At 03:27 PM 3/24/2006 -0800, Guido van Rossum wrote:
>I guess I like the ambiguity -- to the outer __exit__, it shouldn't
>make any difference whether the exception was re-raised by the inner
>__exit__ or by the finally clause containing it. After all, if there
>*wasn't* an outer __exit__, there wouldn't be any difference to the
>user either, whether the re-raise came from __exit__ or from finally.
>If you still disagree, can you produce a test case that's currently broken?
I discovered the issue when I updated to the latest implementation and it
broke the tests for a context manager I had written. This context manager
is basically a transaction manager that accumulates context managers for
resources used in the transaction, then calls all their __exit__() methods
from its __exit__. It has to be able to distinguish between an __exit__()
that failed (which means a critical failure of the overall transaction!)
and an exit that's merely allowing the original exception to propagate
(which means that the other handlers should still be invoked, and that
everything's working normally).
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