[Python-Dev] More on contextlib - adding back a contextmanager decorator

Aahz aahz at pythoncraft.com
Mon May 1 20:00:49 CEST 2006

On Tue, May 02, 2006, Greg Ewing wrote:
> Nick Coghlan wrote:
>> the context expression in the with statement produces a context
>> manager with __enter__ and __exit__ methods which set up and tear
>> down a managed context for the body of the with statement. This is
>> very similar to your later suggestion of context guard and guarded
>> context.
> Currently I think I still prefer the term "guard", since it does a
> better job of conjuring up the same sort of idea as a try-finally.

"Guard" really doesn't work for me.  It seems clear (especially in light
of Fredrik's docs) that "wrapper" comes much closer to what's going on.
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