[Python-Dev] Possible py3k io wierdness

James Y Knight foom at fuhm.net
Sun Apr 5 18:51:38 CEST 2009

On Apr 5, 2009, at 6:29 AM, Antoine Pitrou wrote:

> Brian Quinlan <brian <at> sweetapp.com> writes:
>> I don't see why this is helpful. Could you explain why
>> _RawIOBase.close() calling self.flush() is useful?
> I could not explain it for sure since I didn't write the Python  
> version.
> I suppose it's so that people who only override flush()  
> automatically get the
> flush-on-close behaviour.

It seems that a separate method "_internal_close" should've been  
defined to do the actual closing of the file, and the close() method  
should've been defined on the base class as "self.flush();  
self._internal_close()" and never overridden.


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